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  1. 11 May '08 18:26
    In January I broke the 1700-barrier.
    Jeez, now I'm over 1800 !!!

    Then I thought my visit in the 1700 area was only temporary, but I wasn't. Well 1800 is probably the highest I can get, ever.

    However, the last 25 points was due to unexpected time outs...
  2. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    11 May '08 18:34
    Congratulations
  3. 11 May '08 18:38
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    In January I broke the 1700-barrier.
    Jeez, now I'm over 1800 !!!

    Then I thought my visit in the 1700 area was only temporary, but I wasn't. Well 1800 is probably the highest I can get, ever.

    However, the last 25 points was due to unexpected time outs...
    1900 next, up up and away!
  4. 11 May '08 18:39
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    In January I broke the 1700-barrier.
    Jeez, now I'm over 1800 !!!

    Then I thought my visit in the 1700 area was only temporary, but I wasn't. Well 1800 is probably the highest I can get, ever.

    However, the last 25 points was due to unexpected time outs...
    Woohoo, well done!
  5. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    11 May '08 20:19
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    In January I broke the 1700-barrier.
    Jeez, now I'm over 1800 !!!
    Nice one. :-)

    The good thing about being 1800+ is that you appear on the first 20 pages of the Player Tables.

    1800 is my goal too. Perhaps I'll see you there one day.
  6. 11 May '08 20:25
    Thank you, everyone, for your nice words!
    It's a pleasure to be a member of the community of RedHotPawn!
  7. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    11 May '08 22:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    In January I broke the 1700-barrier.
    Jeez, now I'm over 1800 !!!

    Then I thought my visit in the 1700 area was only temporary, but I wasn't. Well 1800 is probably the highest I can get, ever.

    However, the last 25 points was due to unexpected time outs...
    Congratulations.

    Keep working on it, 100 points at a time till you get to 2100 then take it in 50s.

    As long as you continue to identify your mistakes and rectify them there is noting to stop you reaching previously undreamt of heights.
  8. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    12 May '08 04:31
    Congrats Fabian !!!
  9. 12 May '08 15:29
    Need more swedes in the 2k's. I'm on my way, last there buys the beers?

    gz though
  10. 13 May '08 02:34
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    In January I broke the 1700-barrier.
    Jeez, now I'm over 1800 !!!

    Then I thought my visit in the 1700 area was only temporary, but I wasn't. Well 1800 is probably the highest I can get, ever.

    However, the last 25 points was due to unexpected time outs...
    Congratulations on this fine achievement. Timeouts or no timeouts, 1800 is not an easy level to reach. I wish you success in reaching 1900 soon!

  11. 13 May '08 11:35
    Originally posted by chesskid001
    Congratulations on this fine achievement. Timeouts or no timeouts, 1800 is not an easy level to reach. I wish you success in reaching 1900 soon!

    Tahnk you but I don't it will take some times until I get to 1900, if I ever will get to this next magical level. Even to aim for 1850 is hard. No, I think there will be a lot of downhill from here.

    But still - I'm here, among the big boys and girls. It feels nice indeed.

    What's my secret? Is it a secret?

    Time outs, of course. Those games I'm not particular proud of, but still, to keep track of ones thinking time is a part of the game, perhaps I'm better with that than my opponents.

    But perhaps I am better with my blunder checks? I think that if you take more time in each move to perform a blunder check, then 100 you can get another rating points, quite easy.

    But still, perhaps I'm better than before... Yes, I read chess books, perhaps they are doing some good for me. But I do want to thank my membership in the "Personal Chess Training" club. My mentor there is doing a good job, thank you!

    And I cannot forget to send some thoughts to my friends at my locaal chess club. They inspire me a lot.

    A lot of perhaps but still, from here on it's downhill. Some day I will permanently stay above 1800. This will be the day. I'm happy if I'll remain 1700+.
  12. 13 May '08 12:39
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Tahnk you but I don't it will take some times until I get to 1900, if I ever will get to this next magical level. Even to aim for 1850 is hard. No, I think there will be a lot of downhill from here.

    But still - I'm here, among the big boys and girls. It feels nice indeed.

    What's my secret? Is it a secret?

    Time outs, of course. Those games I'm not ...[text shortened]... ll permanently stay above 1800. This will be the day. I'm happy if I'll remain 1700+.
    You hit 1800. Timeouts or not, you still had to be close to cross the threshold, and that is no easy task. I hope to be joining you soon.
  13. Standard member Smiffy
    SPS CLAN
    16 May '08 17:42
    Well done iv never touched 1800 so congrats.Also i think our games look good maybe you may slip below 1800's now .
  14. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    16 May '08 18:05
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    In January I broke the 1700-barrier.
    Jeez, now I'm over 1800 !!!

    Then I thought my visit in the 1700 area was only temporary, but I wasn't. Well 1800 is probably the highest I can get, ever.

    However, the last 25 points was due to unexpected time outs...
    Congratulations Fabian.

    It could not have happened to a nicer player.
  15. 16 May '08 21:09
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    In January I broke the 1700-barrier.
    Jeez, now I'm over 1800 !!!

    Then I thought my visit in the 1700 area was only temporary, but I wasn't. Well 1800 is probably the highest I can get, ever.

    However, the last 25 points was due to unexpected time outs...
    361 problem with a score of 0.9918 You are also an 'A' student in chess!! Tell us more about your discovery.