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Status: Chess (2014 - December)

(Text as at 13/01/2015 19:07:41)

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Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress During October-December 2014
  1. I seem to have spent around 25 hours on this project – or activities loosely connected to it – in 4Q14; which was a lot more than was planned (which was nil).
  2. The reason for the mini-resurgence was my decision to down-grade the amount of time and effort spent on bridge – and Chess is an alternative, though not to be pursued with the same degree of enthusiasm.
  3. Details follow:-

Chess (Total Hours = 24.75)
  1. Chess - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 12.5)
  2. Chess - Admin (Total Hours = 3.25)
    • 3Q14 Status Reports (0.25 hours)
    • Chess - Admin - Sort-out Sets, Chessmaster, Courses … (2.25 hours)
    • Chess - Investigating Billericay Chess Club (0.75 hours)
      ... See "Chess - Admin"
  3. Chess - Study (Total Hours = 8)
  4. Chess - Training
    • Monte Carlo Mephisto (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 (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-one5 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.



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 1: Footnote 3: Footnote 4: My subscription has recently been renewed.

Footnote 5: Actually, no longer so. One player is rated 184, and another – rather loosely connected to the club by the look of things – is an IM (Richard Pert; main club Wood Green).


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 17)

Date Length Title
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)
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)


Table of the 8 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)



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