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Status: Chess (2018 - December)

(Text as at 06/01/2019 23:36:58)

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Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during October - December 2018
  1. I spent 87 hours in 4Q18 on this Project, or related work (87 hours YTD, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2018). That's 111.5% of the planned effort (111.5% YTD). Overall, 14.6% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 14.6% YTD) - as against 11.1% planned (11.1% YTD).
  2. As can be seen, I exceeded the amount of time scheduled for this project, though not to the degree I used to as a Bridge player.
  3. Time was split fairly sensibly between playing the game and undertaking the study needed to improve.
  4. Progress (if any) in the last quarter can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List7.

Chess (Total Hours = 87)
  1. Chess - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 4.75)
  2. Chess - Admin (Total Hours = 22.75)
    • "Chess" Chess Clock: Fixed rocker mechanism (0.25 hours)
    • 18Q3 Status Reports (2.75 hours)
    • Billericay Chess Club: Communications, Admin, etc. (17 hours)
    • Chess - Discussions with Chris (1 hour)
    • DGT XL Chess Clock: Reading User Manual (0.75 hours)
    • PQ99075 Chess Clock: Reading User Manual (0.25 hours)
    • Purchase chess set for home matches (0.75 hours)
      → See "Chess - Chess - Admin" (22.75 hours)
  3. Chess - Play (Total Hours = 29.75)
    • Chess - Billericay Chess Club - Christmas Teams & Blitz games (4.25 hours)
    • Chess - Billericay Chess Club - Club Championship (12 hours)
    • Chess - Billericay Chess Club - Club Nights (2.75 hours)
    • Chess - Billericay Chess Club - NECL Match (3 hours)
    • Chess - Billericay Chess Club - Southend League Match (7.75 hours)
      → See "Chess - Chess - Playing" (29.75 hours)
  4. Chess - Study (Total Hours = 16.5)
  5. Chess - Training (Total Hours = 13.25)
    • Chess - Training - Mephisto Monte Carlo (1 hour)
    • Chess - Training - Mephisto Monte Carlo - Review Games (0.25 hours)
    • Chess - Training - Review Club games (12 hours)
      → See "Chess - Chess - Training" (13.25 hours)

Plans for the Near Future:
Summary of Progress to Date (since October 2018)
  1. I intend to provide statistics similar to those for Bridge8, but will wait to see what comes “free” with The ECF Grading Database.
  2. Enough for now to say that in 4Q18 I played 7 gradable games – two in the Southend League Division 1, one in the NECL Division 3, and four in the Billericay Club Championship, winning 4 and drawing 3 for an average rating of 145 which will hopefully be confirmed by the ECF by the end of January 2019 if the admin goes through OK.



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Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 23)

Date Length Title
10/10/2018 16:43:41 13876 Status: Chess (2018 - September)
09/10/2017 23:25:26 6804 Status: Chess (2017 - September)
14/10/2016 22:14:53 6962 Status: Chess (2016 - September)
07/10/2015 00:27:22 6121 Status: Chess (2015 - September)
23/04/2015 21:14:24 7021 Status: Chess (2015 - March)
13/01/2015 19:07:41 6444 Status: Chess (2014 - December)
07/10/2014 17:39:50 4720 Status: Chess (2014 - September)
16/10/2013 20:08:10 4532 Status: Chess (2013 - September)
28/10/2012 10:24:58 8135 Status: Chess (2012 - September)
18/10/2011 19:10:34 7664 Status: Chess (2011 - September)
06/07/2011 23:13:55 8056 Status: Chess (2011 - June)
04/04/2011 00:41:46 7501 Status: Chess (2011 - March)



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