Thursday, March 06, 2008

Record turnout at the Waukesha Chess Club

38 players are competing in this 4 round swiss ( G/90 ). One game a week.
Place : Waukesha Chess Club
Day : Wednesdays
Time : 7pm

Cardenas wins click here for USCF results

4.0
1958 Cardenas, Davis R.

3.5
1559 Hartig, Hugo J.



I played White against Bucher in the 3rd round. Here Black has to play Nfd7, but blundered with Ne8??, after which I win the Queen for Rook with the sequence Rh3, g5 and Rf3


I lost to Hugo Hartig in the last round

9 comments:

  1. Why do you always take first round byes?

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  2. I take byes for 2 main reasons:

    1) Could not attand due to other commitments.

    2) I don't like to play 3 games in one day, during w-end events.

    In this case it was 1)

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  3. dude, your as good as your going to get. dont kid yourself about being 2000.

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  4. If by the end of this year I haven't made much progress, I will agree with you, if not you will have to eat your words.

    What's your rating, 1200?

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  5. I:

    Don't pay any attention to what other "anonymous" said. From the short time that I have seen you play, with the enthusiasm and dedication to improving that you demonstrate, I believe that a solid Master rating is very possible.

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  6. I agree, shoot for the moon Ivan !!!! ;^) I like the coverage you provide for the tournaments you go to since I live in the midwest. Please keep it up. I hope you post some good stuff this weekend in hales corner.

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  7. Thanks for the comments.

    I don't mind negative comments at all, in fact they make me more determined to improve.

    I hope the FIDE/USCF event will be successful.

    There is no internet access at the site, so updating will not be so easy.

    There is a library close by, but they don't open till 10:00, which is the time of the first round.

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  8. Ivan, What is your current study program?

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  9. I am of the idea that one can get to expert strength purely by having good tactical vision.

    If I look at almost all the games I lose(or win for that matter), this is the case.

    For the last two months or so I have been focussing solving tactical problems:

    From books including Complete-Chess-Workout

    Chess Tactics Server and other computer based tactical exercises.

    I play around 10 rated games a month with a time control of at least G/90

    I am also studying Rook endings and Pawn endings.

    Avarage 30 min/day doing cardio.

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