Friday, 24 February 2012

First Place in VIP Tourney

Yesterday I played in a VIP tourney on Chess Cube. It was a 4 player round robin. I am please to have placed 1st. I decided to post the final game which had a pretty tactic (discovered check) finishing the game.

I am starting to feel more comfortable playing these tournaments. When I first started playing I did not play to my potential and my tournament rating was significantly lower then my regular rating. Now it is getting much closer. 

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Warzone Breakthrough

I finally had a good placing in ChessCube Warzone tournament! Usually I place terribly like 80-100th; today I placed 14th! Pretty sweet. I also increased my tournament rating by about 150 points! I guess now I will have to break into the top ten in order to brag again... In the mean time; I'll keep working at getting better.

I also played Jerry from the ChessNetwork in this tournament. Jerry live streams many of his games and has videos of them available to watch. I just happened to find the one I was in. I tried to play something funky in hopes of timing him out possibly; but I blundered instead. I have to say that I was kind of nervous when I saw his name pop up! Not that made any difference in the outcome; Jerry is Awesome!

My game with Jerry is at about 1:51 in the video found by following this link.