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Status: Chess (2018 - September)

(Text as at 10/10/2018 16:43:41)

(For earlier versions of this Note, see the table at the end)


Rationale for this Project1


Summary of Progress during 17Q4 - 18Q3
  1. I have spent 59 hours YTD on this Project, or related work, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2017). That's 453% of the planned effort. Overall, 2% of my Project effort YTD has been directed towards this project.
  2. As can be seen, I massively exceeded the amount of time scheduled for this project. This was because I’ve decided to start playing chess again.
  3. Most of my time was spent investigating the chess scene in Billericay, and otherwise studying the game. I found Chess.com particularly useful, and have taken out Diamond Membership for the year, which gives me full features. More detail appears below.
  4. YTD Activity20
    Chess (Total Hours = 58.75)
    1. Chess - Reading / Writing
    2. Chess - Admin (Total Hours = 18)
      • 17Q3 Status Reports (0.75 hours)
      • 18Q2 Status Reports (0.5 hours)
      • 18Q3 Status Reports (4.25 hours)
      • "Chess - Becoming a Chess Master" (0.5 hours)
      • Chess - Chess Dot Com - Investigation (0.75 hours)
      • Chess - Discussions with Chris (1.75 hours)
      • Chess - Investigating on-line sites (0.5 hours)
      • Chess - Investigation & Joining of Billericay Chess Club (3.75 hours)
      • Chess - Review of old material from Chris (0.25 hours)
      • Chess - Reviewing NECL Website & information (2.5 hours)
      • Chess - Score-sheet book / forms / training (1 hour)
      • Chess - Soup up Training / Play record spreadsheet (1 hour)
      • "Chess - The Chess Website" (0.5 hours)
    3. Chess - Play
    4. Chess - Study (Total Hours = 10.5)
    5. Chess - Training (Total Hours = 16.25)
      • Chess - Chess Dot Com - Games vs Computer (2.5 hours)
      • Chess - Training - Mephisto Monte Carlo (8.75 hours)
      • Chess - Training - Mephisto Monte Carlo - Review games (1.25 hours)
      • Chess - Training - Review Club games (3.75 hours)
        → See "Chess - Chess - Training"

  5. Progress (if any) in the last quarter can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List21.

Plans for the Near Future:
Summary of Progress to Date (since 2007)
  1. Catalogued and categorised my Chess Book Collection.
  2. Started reading sundry of the above, and investigated various on-line material (Fritz, Rybka, Chess Mentor, etc) before contacting The London Chess Centre.
  3. Completed two runs through of "Martin (Andrew) - The Basics of Winning Chess".
  4. Installed "Aagaard (Jacob) - Basic Positional Ideas". Study commenced.
  5. Installed Chessmaster – Grandmaster Edition, but haven’t really got to grips with it yet.
  6. Occasional practice on my ancient Mephisto Monte Carlo22.
  7. Subscribed to "Chess - Chess Magazine", and skimmed most editions from March 2009 onwards. I’ve tended to focus more on the news than on the chess!
  8. Took out Diamond Membership of Chess.com.
  9. Joined Billericay Chess Club.



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Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 22)

Date Length Title
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)
24/01/2011 22:09:07 7109 Status: Chess (2010 - December)



Note last updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
10/10/2018 16:43:41 851 (Status: Chess (2018 - September)) Status: Summary (2018 - September)

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Status: Bridge (2018 - September) Status: Summary (2018 - September), 2, 3 Status: Summary Task List (2018: October) Status: Summary Task List (YTD: 18Q4 - 18Q4) Status: Web-Tools (2018 - September)
Website - Outstanding Developments, 2, 3, 4        

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