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 Post subject: Re: Any chess players here?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:30 pm 
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Hi,

I am pretty good at chess. I have a USCF rating close to 1600 and improving, came very close to beating ex American Women Champion in a blitz game, I blundered towards the end. Have defeated few masters and class A players in chess games. My achievements in local tournaments include
  • YMCA champion, Trivandrum
  • OCSE champion, Trivandrum
  • Unrated Champion - Larry Evans Memorial, Reno Nevada
  • Class B winner in few tournaments in Minnesota.
I play wild gambits, Kings Gambit, Closed Sicilian, Kings Indian Attack as White. French Defense and Albin Counter Gambit as black.

Find KottayamAchayan on ICC or uvwy on FICS, ThomasMadappattu on chess.com.


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 Post subject: Re: Any chess players here?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:49 am 
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Location: Lancaster, England, Disunited Kingdom
At 13 I had every intention of being world champion.
(Didn't quite make it: I did draw with a grandmaster when I was 14. He wasn't a grandmaster at the time - but hey - that's a minor detail)
I am still playing at 63, but have now hit the age where decline sets in: each year the rating goes down just that bit more.
But it doesn't matter to me any more. I play 60 or so 3-4 hour games a year and enjoy every minute. Why should I want more?

I have written my own chess program. I can still beat that! (Err... I don't think that says much for my programming skill either :-( )


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 Post subject: Re: Any chess players here?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:14 pm 
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I do know the rules of chess, and how to move the pieces around in a way that generally doesn't violate those rules... sort of... can I play chess? Most people who have seen me try would say no.

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 Post subject: Re: Any chess players here?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:02 am 
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I don't play chess, but tried to learn the rules in 2013.

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 Post subject: Re: Any chess players here?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:05 am 
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Everyone shall know chess there guys, it's too simple.
For all 16- people there shall ask their dads how to play chess, if they hadn't told them already.

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 Post subject: Re: Any chess players here?
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Once I played chess against Martin Shkreli, he won :(

Lukand wrote:
Everyone shall know chess there guys, it's too simple.
For all 16- people there shall ask their dads how to play chess, if they hadn't told them already.


Being good at chess isn't easy, and not everybody enjoys it.

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 Post subject: Re: Any chess players here?
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Now I am close to 1700, want to hit the 2200 elo someday. Cosistency is the key, on a good day I beat people rated 2000+, but at times I lose low rated players. Consistent practice and a good workout regime should help me achieve my goals.


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 Post subject: Re: Any chess players here?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:00 am 
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I sometimes play it with family or friends over a drink or snack. I've participated in a few (three) local competitions but let's just say I wasn't very good compared to other "professionals" there. :)

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