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Chessable Review

Short version: Loved Chessable¬†initially; had two major and a few minor issues which stopped me using it; fantastic customer service and an ethos of continuous improvement resulted in those being fixed; Love it again and¬†would recommend it freely. The debate … Continue reading

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Review – September 2016 – Tactics, tactics, tactics

I am glad to report that I have continued to stick to the undertaking I made at the end of July to not change my study plan for at least the rest of 2016. This means that I do a … Continue reading

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Review – May 2016

I somehow missed out giving an update at the end of April, so this will be a double. I mentioned in February and March that I had simplified my study plan. In April and May I made further refinements and … Continue reading

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Review – March 2016

March felt like a slow chess month. I only played two rated OTB games and stagnated a bit on training. However, I feel comfortable with the simplified study plan I introduced last month and just need to tweak around the … Continue reading

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Review – February 2016

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free, ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘Twill be in the valley of love … Continue reading

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Review – January 2016

Following a fairly dismal second half of 2015 (especially the last quarter) I was downgraded on the ECF’s December ratings update to 103 (1473 Elo), a drop of around 37 Elo points. Not a disaster, but a hiccup in my … Continue reading

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Plan for the new season

The new season of regular chess started last night. Despite a severe bout of rustiness (I’m sure I heard my brain squeak at one point last night) after some dormant weeks, I managed a win against a player ranked about … Continue reading

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