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  1. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    26 Jan '07 19:49
    I reached my peak rating here, and stayed there under a minute. Two games were rapidly reaching their conclusion, and my opponent resigned first. I rose, then fell with a net change of +1.
  2. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    26 Jan '07 19:54
    Congrats!
  3. 26 Jan '07 20:21
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    I reached my peak rating here, and stayed there under a minute. Two games were rapidly reaching their conclusion, and my opponent resigned first. I rose, then fell with a net change of +1.
    How many sites do you still play at?

    You should just focus on one. I've played you and I know you are better then that.

    Time to break 1800 now
  4. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    26 Jan '07 20:39
    Originally posted by RahimK
    How many sites do you still play at?

    You should just focus on one. I've played you and I know you are better then that.

    Time to break 1800 now
    Mostly here and ChessWorld--by far the two best. But I have about half-dozen games going elsewhere. I'm keeping my load down to 25 or so (except that a tournament I entered over one year ago will add ~20 when round 2 begins, likely this weekend).

    I'm closing in on 1800, and my OTB (the important rating) is at a peak currently, and the only finished but not yet rated games, were wins, including this one from last night.

    [Event "Club Championship"]
    [Site "River City"]
    [Date "2007.01.25"]
    [Round "2"]
    [White "Wulebgr"]
    [Black "Satan"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "E01"]
    [WhiteElo "1670"]
    [BlackElo "1511"]
    [PlyCount "69"]
    [EventDate "2007.01.18"]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 c6 5. Qc2 Na6 6. Nf3 Ne4 7. a3 f5 8. Bf4 Bd6
    9. Be5 O-O 10. O-O Bxe5 11. Nxe5 Nc7 12. Rc1 f4 13. Bxe4 dxe4 14. Qxe4 fxg3 15.
    hxg3 Ne8 16. Nd2 Nf6 17. Qd3 Bd7 18. Ndf3 Be8 19. Kg2 Nh5 20. Rh1 Qf6 21. Rh4
    g5 22. Ng4 Qg7 23. Rh3 Bg6 24. Qd2 h6 25. Rah1 Bf5 26. Nfe5 Bxg4 27. Nxg4 Nf4+
    28. gxf4 gxf4 29. f3 Rf6 30. Kf2 Rg6 31. Nxh6+ Kf8 32. Qxf4+ Ke8 33. Ng4 Rd8
    34. Rh8+ Ke7 35. R8h7 1-0
  5. 26 Jan '07 21:10
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    Mostly here and ChessWorld--by far the two best. But I have about half-dozen games going elsewhere. I'm keeping my load down to 25 or so (except that a tournament I entered over one year ago will add ~20 when round 2 begins, likely this weekend).

    I'm closing in on 1800, and my OTB (the important rating) is at a peak currently, and the only finished but no ...[text shortened]... Rg6 31. Nxh6+ Kf8 32. Qxf4+ Ke8 33. Ng4 Rd8
    34. Rh8+ Ke7 35. R8h7 1-0
    Sounds like way to many games. CC game and then OTB games, and your usual blitz sessions

    Very lively game and nice game. Didn't seem like black knew what he was doing, especially in the opening.
  6. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    26 Jan '07 21:16
    Originally posted by RahimK
    Sounds like way to many games. CC game and then OTB games, and your usual blitz sessions

    Very lively game and nice game. Didn't seem like black knew what he was doing, especially in the opening.
    Blitz is a drug, as is correspondence. One heals, the other harms. OTB is the real thing (but I can't get enough of it, so I use the drugs).
  7. 27 Jan '07 00:22
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    Blitz is a drug, as is correspondence. One heals, the other harms. OTB is the real thing (but I can't get enough of it, so I use the drugs).
    All the more reason to come here, to Edmonton.

    You will be sick off all the OTB you can play here.

    4 games Mon and 4 games Sat. 30 min each side.

    Thursday 120 min each, 1 game.

    9 for the week. Plus 5 games weekend tourney mostly every month.
  8. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    27 Jan '07 00:26
    Originally posted by RahimK
    All the more reason to come here, to Edmonton.

    You will be sick off all the OTB you can play here.

    4 games Mon and 4 games Sat. 30 min each side.

    Thursday 120 min each, 1 game.

    9 for the week. Plus 5 games weekend tourney mostly every month.
    Do you have a summer weekend tournament for which I could make the trip?
  9. 27 Jan '07 00:28
    Actually he is right, Alberta in General plays alot, but edmonton probably doubles the amount we do in Calgary...i know we still have tournies on tuesdays...sometimes tournies on fridays...but they are usually fun blitz and for skittles lol!!!

    I missed out on the calgary closed...i wanted to play this year...but my studies made me lose track...hey Rahim, do you still play for your uni? i guess they dont have a team here at Mount Royal...
  10. 27 Jan '07 00:28
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    Do you have a summer weekend tournament for which I could make the trip?
    Of course! Plenty, which months are you thinking of?
  11. 27 Jan '07 00:29
    if you want to see go here www.albertachess.org
  12. 27 Jan '07 00:32
    Originally posted by ItsYouThatIAdore
    Actually he is right, Alberta in General plays alot, but edmonton probably doubles the amount we do in Calgary...i know we still have tournies on tuesdays...sometimes tournies on fridays...but they are usually fun blitz and for skittles lol!!!

    I missed out on the calgary closed...i wanted to play this year...but my studies made me lose track...hey Rahim, do you still play for your uni? i guess they dont have a team here at Mount Royal...
    I remember you! Weren't you the one who paid you entry fee for the sectional and never showed up.

    You just set a new record in Edm, for being the first person to do that!

    Argg, gonna eat you alive

    We just had the Univ. team for that one tourney, last year 05-06. We never got an invitation this year for it, for some reason. Not sure what happened or if it still exists.

    I haven't played since end of Feb, 06.
  13. 27 Jan '07 00:36
    well im debating about going to the Northern Alberta Open in febuary if i dont have any exams...should be a good one...ya...i keep trying to come up and play in Edmonton but something comes...hopefully this time!!
  14. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    27 Jan '07 00:38
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    Mostly here and ChessWorld--by far the two best. But I have about half-dozen games going elsewhere. I'm keeping my load down to 25 or so (except that a tournament I entered over one year ago will add ~20 when round 2 begins, likely this weekend).

    I'm closing in on 1800, and my OTB (the important rating) is at a peak currently, and the only finished but no ...[text shortened]... Rg6 31. Nxh6+ Kf8 32. Qxf4+ Ke8 33. Ng4 Rd8
    34. Rh8+ Ke7 35. R8h7 1-0
    Your opponent made some very poor strategic moves early on, especially 5...Na6??, and 7...f5?? creating a very weak e5 square, the use of which was a key theme of the game (along with completely taking his light bishop out of the game), which you did very well to exploit.

    Your play appeared more than 160 odd points above your opponents.

    D
  15. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    27 Jan '07 00:43
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Your opponent made some very poor strategic moves early on, especially 5...Na6??, and 7...f5?? creating a very weak e5 square, the use of which was a key theme of the game (along with completely taking his light bishop out of the game), which you did very well to exploit.

    Your play appeared more than 160 odd points above your opponents.

    D
    Alas, he is still at +2 in our series, although I've won 3 of 4 since Y2K.