Thursday, August 24, 2006

Breaking 1600 at CTS

Well, I was finally able to break 1600 with my huge RD about a week ago. It was exciting until I began to lose points and settle back at my regular 1560-1570. Well, I am going to be teaching chess again this winter, but I won't actually be able to play very much, due to cross country and a big homework load.

As a side note to transformation: In case you read this, you might want to change your settings to allow others to comment, as currently only your "team members" can write comments to you. Thought I would let you know in case you read my blog.


At 11:50 AM, Blogger SamuraiPawn said...

Hi there!
New to the knights and just wanted to say hi and wish you luck on hitting the 1600 mark.

At 11:23 AM, Blogger transformation said...

my goodness, yes, yes, sorryyyyy! tempo wrote me a personal email to my home, since he had it, and let me know a few days ago.

i wrote like eight or ten persons one week, and never heard from anyone, and didnt know why. i read EVERYBODYS stuff, but never got to go back and follow up, so despite (at least!) you and wormstar notifying me internally at your blog, missed it.

dutch defence told me how to get rid of spam, and i sure got rid of it, but misunderstood a setting!

right at that time, a lovely woman from moldova and i started dating, and you know the time that takes! she speaks russian, and to her chess players are creative people (if not mostly 'a bit odd'! then my concussion at work. a lady AND a good bang on the head didnt advance my chess study rapidly!

where is your ches now, or chess study, how do you do it, and how goes school and running?

question, from recent activity at CTS under your handle, i dont see any tries over 11 seconds. do you know the marginal decline in rating between 11 and 31 seconds is minimal? if you get it wrong, you loose, what, maybe 0.6 elo for the delay. but if you get it right, you make a real marginal impact on % success. no rush man! this is chess practice. no one will worry if you are 1601 or instead 1560, except, i respectfully say, modest 'bragging rights' here for 1600. of course, we know you must be good to get so far.

my climbing vacation begins in two days, and then i will make last preparations to go one mile++ up on a few hours, to where ice is permanent if not potentially fatal.

warmly, dk

At 11:28 AM, Blogger transformation said...

how are you sir?

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Calvin said...

i'm good, but i haven't been able to do much chess at all. cross country takes up a lot of time, and the college application has just begun! So, I think I am going to put a morotorium on the chess-playing for a while so that I can get what needs to get done, finished. I hope you are doing well too!

At 5:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there!

I’m trying to solve some problems with my new template and wondered if you could help me out. Could you please check out my blog and see if the layout is as it is supposed to, that is with the title “Samurai Chess” at the top of the page.

It seems that people with Internet Explorer 6.0 or older has problems viewing the page correctly, namely some problems with the scrolling function which puts the title and posts further down on the page.. Some have updated their IE to the new 7.0 which seems to have worked out fine. Please get back to me if you experience any problems.



/Chris aka Samuraipawn

At 12:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"my regular 1560-1570. Well, I am going to be teaching chess again"

There is a typo on your blog, it says you are only rated 1500 yet teaching chess. I think you meant to put a 2 where the 1 is.

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Calvin said...

you don't have to be an expert or a master to teach chess. I'm teaching 4th and 5th graders how to teach chess. I can beat them handily, so my 1500-1600 rating is probably enought, since I'm just teaching them the basics.


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