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Status: Chess (2016 - September)

(Text as at 14/10/2016 22:14:53)

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


Rationale for this Project


Status as at End September 2016
  1. I planned to spend an hour a week in 4Q15 and nothing at all in 2016. In practice, on average, I did even less: 6 hours in total during the past academic year.
  2. Details:-
    1. "Reading - Chess - Magazines" (Read, 5 hours)
    2. Admin: 3Q15 Status Report, investigating purchase of a garden chess set5 (1 hour)

Plans for Near Future
Summary of Progress to Date
  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. Subscribed to "Chess - Chess Magazine", and skimmed the March 2009 – September 2013 editions.
  7. Visited Billericay Chess Club on 6th April 2011 There was a club match, so I couldn’t play any of the better players, but played a rather sad young man who hadn’t make the cut. It was interesting to see how rusty I was, though I won all four games. I had a chat with one of the committee-members afterwards, and left my email address. I’ve not heard back, or been back. I don’t think I’ll pursue the club further, at least not in the near future.



In-Page Footnotes:

Footnote 1: Footnote 2: Footnote 3: See "Hearst (Eliot) & Knott (John) - Blindfold Chess: History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records and Important Games".

Footnote 4: Footnote 5: Footnote 7: Footnote 8: My subscription expires at the end of 2016, and I may not renew it.


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Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 20)

Date Length Title
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 8014 Status: Chess (2012 - September)
18/10/2011 19:10:34 7543 Status: Chess (2011 - September)
06/07/2011 23:13:55 7935 Status: Chess (2011 - June)
04/04/2011 00:41:46 7380 Status: Chess (2011 - March)
24/01/2011 22:09:07 6988 Status: Chess (2010 - December)
18/12/2010 19:58:05 6845 Status: Chess (2010 - September)
13/03/2010 10:53:46 7459 Status: Chess (2010 - February)



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