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  1. 02 Sep '16 03:01
    About a year ago (well it was a year ago) I was reading some posts on
    how long it would take a player to get to page one in the ladder tournament.

    Some where saying many years. I thought I'd give it a go.

    By using the formula of challenging under 1400 players who (if possible)
    have a load of games on the go at the same time.

    I started on the 2nd September 2015 on page 25 and today 2nd September 2016 I am on page 8.position 169.

    I have won 48 games on the trot, no player was over 1400 and apart
    from the past few months had very few games on the go. Sometimes
    just that one. but I have come close to cocking a few up and have been lucky..

    Hopefully I should make page 1 February or March 2017 providing
    I do not run out of 1400 players and my luck which is running very thin holds.

    ....er.....that's it.
  2. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    02 Sep '16 15:40
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    About a year ago (well it was a year ago) I was reading some posts on
    how long it would take a player to get to page one in the ladder tournament.

    Some where saying many years. I thought I'd give it a go.

    By using the formula of challenging under 1400 players who (if possible)
    have a load of games on the go at the same time.

    I started on the ...[text shortened]... t run out of 1400 players and my luck which is running very thin holds.

    ....er.....that's it.
    I tried that but the bastids were beating me about 1 in 20 or so. You lose to em and all you gained goes bye bye
  3. Subscriber lemondrop
    sizzle
    03 Sep '16 05:15
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I tried that but the bastids were beating me about 1 in 20 or so. You lose to em and all you gained goes bye bye
    maybe in rating points but your ladder position is not hurt
  4. 03 Sep '16 13:00
    Never really been bothered about a rating, think maybe the wins there
    gained me 15-20 points. And in a few I've been very lucky.

    My only worry regarding rating is if it drops way down to 1600 or something
    like that people will say I'm sandbagging, but as I never play in rated tournaments
    that will not be the case. It means I've finally been caught out and my bluffs no longer work.
  5. 04 Sep '16 12:15
    An example of how lucky I get and bluffing (though this one was an error.)

    greenpawn - apsol RHP 2016


    Here I put Bxh7 on the screen to look at it. Decided it was not on yet and
    instead of putting the Bishop back on c2. I sent it!.

    Thankfully Black either believed me or had that many games on the go he
    did not give it the full consideration. My plan was easy get things across to the Kingside,
    and set up a mate on the h-file. I've mentioned one defence, there were many.