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Status: Chess (2012 - September)

(Text as at 28/10/2012 10:24:58)

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Rationale for this Project


Status as at end September 2012

To provide focus for higher priority projects, I do not plan to spend any time on this project in the near future. I may do so on an ad hoc basis. If so, actions will feature on the Summary_Task_List1. But I do not intend to produce any more editions of this report in the near future.

Time spent over the last quarter and year is summarised in the table below. As in all my reports, “YTD” is academic YTD, ie. the full academic year up to September 2012:-

TaskYTDYTD%Jul - SepJul - Sep%
Chess - Admin0.81200
Chess - On-line0000
Chess - Play0000
Chess - Reading5.5880.8100
Chess - Study0000
Chess - Training0000
Chess - TOTAL6.31000.8100


In the above, “Chess – Admin” basically involves Status Reporting, investigations and set-up, “Chess – Reading” is casual reading of chess literature, “Chess – Study” is more intensive chess reading, “Chess – Training” is playing chess against Chessmaster.

Items for Progression in the Future

I do not intend to progress the items below in the near future, but these are the items I’d look at if time and enthusiasm allowed:-
  1. Get to grips with Chessmaster – Grandmaster Edition.
  2. Continue second run through of "Martin (Andrew) - The Basics of Winning Chess".
  3. Re-start first run through of "Aagaard (Jacob) - Basic Positional Ideas".
  4. Read "Chess - Chess Magazine", and engage more seriously with some of the material therein.
  5. Possibly, follow up this lead from Bernie – “Regarding Chess contacts: Upminster Bridge Club, Bryan Gaze 01277 840763, bgaze@btinternet.com. He and other Chessies play here midweek”.

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 first run 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 2011 editions.
  7. Visited Billericay Chess Club on 6th April 2011 (Billericay Chess Club). They meet on Wednesdays at 19:30, which clashes with Bridge. 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. No-one in the club is as strong a player as I was in my prime, so I don’t think I’ll pursue the club further. See Essex Chess for the Essex Chess site.



Live Version of this Archived Note

Date Length Title
10/10/2019 23:58:34 6899 Status: Chess (2019 - September)


Table of 12 Earlier Versions of this Note (of 14)

Date Length Title
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)
18/12/2010 19:58:05 6966 Status: Chess (2010 - September)
13/03/2010 10:53:46 7423 Status: Chess (2010 - February)
15/02/2010 21:46:05 7612 Status: Chess (2010 - January)
03/01/2010 21:24:29 7808 Status: Chess (2009 - December)
16/11/2009 10:29:17 7547 Status: Chess (2009 - October)
18/10/2009 19:52:19 7363 Status: Chess (2009 - September)
07/09/2009 09:46:05 7559 Status: Chess (2009 - August)
12/08/2009 15:00:00 7549 Status: Chess (2009 - July)


Table of the 11 Later Versions of this Note

Date Length Title
14/07/2019 20:29:46 6036 Status: Chess (2019 - June)
05/04/2019 10:36:29 5504 Status: Chess (2019 - March)
06/01/2019 23:36:58 7257 Status: Chess (2018 - December)
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)



This version updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
28/10/2012 10:24:58 851 (Status: Chess (2012 - September)) Status: Summary (2019 - September)



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Status: Summary (2012 - December) Status: Summary (2012 - September) Status: Summary (2013 - June), 2 Status: Summary (2013 - March), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2013: April - June)
Status: Summary Task List (2013: January - March)        

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