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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?
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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?
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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?
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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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 Post subject: Re: Any chess players here?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:24 pm 
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Life is not always gloom, recently finished third in a local tourney ( and winning my section !). Yay!. This was probably my best game. I am playing Black here , both of us are rated uscf 1700

David Trinski vs Thomas Madappattu. [0-1]

1.d4 g6 2.e4 Bg7
I played the modern defense here. Modern defense is a hyper modern defense and Black invites White to occupy the center, we attack Whites massive looking center with well timed pawn breaks!. I usually play the French defense, now shifted to modern because it allows me to complicate the game and seems to suit my maverick soul better.

3.Nf3 d6 4.Nc3 a6 5.Be3 Nd7 6.Bc4 e6

In line with my strategy, white occupies the center with grumption!, and I target his center!.

7.O-O b5 8.Bb3 Bb7 9.a3 c5 !?
I am not sure if this move is well timed, but it ask questions to white and give him chance to go wrong.
10.Qe2 c4 11.Ba2 Ne7 12.Rad1 h6 13.b3 cxb3 14.Bxb3 Rc8 15.Qd3 Nb6 16.Nd2 Nc4

White falls for a trick now, even if he plays correctly i have everything to play for and play remains complicated
17.Nxc4 bxc4 18.Bxc4?? This loses a piece Qc7 !, now Black is much better.

19.Bxa6 Bxa6 20.Qxa6 Qxc3 21.Qxd6 Qc6 22.Qf4 O-O 23.Qf3 Qxc2 24.d5 exd5 25.exd5 Nf5 26.d6 Nxe3 27.fxe3 Qc4 28.d7 Rcd8 29.e4 ?? A blunder by my opponent under time pressure.
Bd4+ 30.Kh1 Rxd7 My rest of notation is not clear, my opponent is under serious time trouble. I won this game after few more in accuracies by my opponent.

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 Post subject: Re: Any chess players here?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:25 pm 
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I was also a player of chess and my favorite move was knight but unfortunately it left this game as it consumes too much time.
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