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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    01 Jul '09 16:35
    I didn't look at player tables for quite long time, some new strong players here.
  2. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    01 Jul '09 17:58
    I'm Sealion.
  3. 01 Jul '09 18:04
    Originally posted by JonathanB of London
    I'm Sealion.
    Speaking of the top guys, I quite like User 419345, he's got some spectacular games.
  4. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    01 Jul '09 18:12
    Originally posted by Meadows
    Speaking of the top guys, I quite like User 419345, he's got some spectacular games.
    No No No. You're supposed to say "I'm Sealion and so is my wife"
  5. Standard member sbacat
    Eddie's Dad
    01 Jul '09 18:24
    Originally posted by JonathanB of London
    No No No. You're supposed to say "I'm Sealion and so is my wife"
    I thought you said your name was Bwian.
  6. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    01 Jul '09 19:06
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    I didn't look at player tables for quite long time, some new strong players here.
    sealion new??
  7. 01 Jul '09 19:44
    sealion the Assyrian assassin?
  8. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    01 Jul '09 21:24
    Originally posted by wormwood
    sealion new??
    well, new first pager at least.
  9. 02 Jul '09 07:32 / 2 edits
    Some older players seem to be able to improve their results at online chess dramatically and some don't.

    I played sealion four times back in 2007 and felt that we were about the same ability. I certainly wouldn't have predicted then that he would become one of the best players on the site. Perhaps his children have left home now giving him more time to dedicate to chess!

    He has a 0-4-0 (won-loss-drawn) record against Northern Lad, a 0-2-0 record against altern8, a 0-7-1 record against David Tebb and a 2-0-0 record against Pawn Riot.
  10. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    02 Jul '09 09:17
    Whatever the reason, he has certainly found some magic formula. I wish he'd share it!

    Between Jun 03 & Aug 04, Sealion ambled along at c. 1850. Then he took a break (presumably), and his rating decayed to 1435. But in Oct 04 from this low point, he climbed quickly through his former ceiling into the 2100-2150 range and bobbled along there until Jul 06. Then a longer absence until Mar 07 when he again climbed quickly from (a decayed) 1371 to his former level at 2150. A range around that level was sustained until Xmas 08, hitting a low of 2070 at that time. Since then, over the past six months, his rating has risen inexorably to the foothills of 2400.

    Impressive
  11. 02 Jul '09 09:21
    A shame I'm busy at the moment...
  12. 02 Jul '09 09:31
    Smart allusion.
  13. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    02 Jul '09 14:20
    Originally posted by atticus2
    Whatever the reason, he has certainly found some magic formula. I wish he'd share it!

    Between Jun 03 & Aug 04, Sealion ambled along at c. 1850. Then he took a break (presumably), and his rating decayed to 1435. But in Oct 04 from this low point, he climbed quickly through his former ceiling into the 2100-2150 range and bobbled along there until Jul 06. T ...[text shortened]... the past six months, his rating has risen inexorably to the foothills of 2400.

    Impressive
    6 years. that's a loooong time. furthermore, 1850 RHP in 2003 isn't anything like 1850 RHP in 2009, because the rating pool has matured.

    for example, during the last 2 years my ranking has been quite steadily between 150-200. yet my rating has gone up from 1800 to 2000 at the same time.

    and we probably don't need to dig up the 1800-2400 rating graphs of practically any titled players. a LOT can happen in 6 years, EVEN if the rating pool was stable.