Originally posted by @ragwortYes, Richard himself said he was top of the list in terms of games played, he clearly loves his chess.
Well done on holding Richard Desmedt to a draw. He plays nearly every weekender going (or did when I was last active) and wins prizes regularly in majors. A TPR of 130 is a good start too.
Originally posted by @64squaresofpainAs I said last week Zak, I don't think I'm good enough to play an OTB tournament
Yes, Richard himself said he was top of the list in terms of games played, he clearly loves his chess.
TPR, is that tournament performance?
If so I'll take 130, keeps me in the minor section (for now)
I'm looking to enter more tournaments like this, the next one being in Huddersfield at the end of May.
Anyone else fancy it?
Originally posted by @vendaYou young punks can still play I am 10 years older and I still play
As I said last week Zak, I don't think I'm good enough to play an OTB tournament
I remember you saying you're 26 and this was your first so you are probably too late starting to make any serious impact in the chess world, although overall you put in a great performance
I enjoyed watching you and some of the masters on the other tables though.
Originally posted by @sonhouseWe had more than enough time to play, starting with 1hr 30 mins + a 30 second per move increment.
You young punks can still play I am 10 years older and I still play
Zak, nice games, I played them through. How much time do you spend on games played here? I have trouble putting in more than a few seconds on a game Just my lack of discipline I suppose. Shown by my poor rating, over a hundred and sixty points behind you. Did you feel pressed for time since you only have about 3 minutes per move? Or was it a blitz tournie?
Originally posted by @64squaresofpainWill your rating be provisional till you get some minimum number played?
We had more than enough time to play, starting with 1hr 30 mins + a 30 second per move increment.
On average I probably spent between 1 and 2 minutes per move.
I should have used more of my time than I did, as I often found myself in positions I didn't like too much.
On here that doesn't happen so often, partially down to having so many days ...[text shortened]... s,
p.s. ECF only update gradings every 6 months, so I won't have a grade until August
Originally posted by @sonhouseI've been told that for ECF you get a letter after your rating.
Will your rating be provisional till you get some minimum number played?
Back in century 19 they didn't have chess clocks so a dude could sit on his hands for 10 hours and there was no recourse till they got the idea of making chess clocks with X amount of time on each clock and that introduced the idea of time loss.