Sunday, 12 August 2007

Latest Stats

Success70.7 %
Highest rating1100
Date of highest rating2007-08-12 12:09:55
Latest action2007-08-12 12:09:55
CountryUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom

Finger of deanmadden:

On for: 2 secs Idle: 0 secs

rating RD win loss draw total best
Blitz 888 65.5 40 112 7 159 980 (27-Mar-2007)
Standard 1436 57.8 66 73 12 151 1436 (05-Aug-2007)
Lightning 1016 108.5 1 19 0 20

Total time online: 10 days, 20 hrs, 1 min
% of life online: 2.9 (since Fri Jul 28, 00:30 PDT 2006)

I've been spending more time on Chess Tactics Server, and it seems to be helping, I can now see tactics a lot quicker and constantly look for the signs. I think this will at least help my blitz rating improve, and will help me calculate the things worth calculating in the longer games.

I've added all the blogs I read to Bloglines, so can easily check the updated ones, I'll try and update my sidebar to include the ones I read.

I haven't played any standard fics games for a week, but aren't overly concerned as I know my game is still improving with the studying, and don't want to be one of those people who get a grade then hover around the same mark for twenty years. I hope to keep on improving year on year, even if by little amounts.

1 comment:

Jack Le Moine said...

I’m sorry I have to contact you like this but I can find no other way to contact you.

Announcing the first ever Chess Blog Carnival to be held on September 1, 2007 at my blog.

There are now thousands of carnivals on the web. Almost every area of interest has its own carnival. Except for chess blogs. Until now.

The advantages of having a chess carnival: (1) For bloggers – to showcase a sample of their work to the chess community; (2) For readers – to sample content from a wide variety of chess blogs in one place. A Chess Blog Carnival will also encourage quality work. If a blogger knows that his piece is being showcased right alongside pieces from the other blogs, then that serves as a motivator right there.

I don’t mean to be presumptuous in doing this. I just know that instead of complaining about nobody doing something, pointing fingers, and endless discussing, sometimes it’s best that someone just steps up and gets the ball rolling. That’s what I’m doing. If someone else wants to take over, then that would be fine with me. In fact, I need all the help on this that I can get.

First, hosting. The successful carnivals rotate blog hosts from month to month.

Second, publicity. The successful carnivals have a number of blogs who post an announcement on the upcoming carnival on their blogs and keep doing so each month.

Third, participation. Successful carnivals have a large sample of work from their blogging communities. Note here, bloggers don’t do any additional work. A carnival is not for original pieces written just for the carnival. A carnival is for work that has already been posted onto the blog.

I’ll try to contact as many blogs this weekend as possible. I’d like the initial roll-out of this venture to be as high quality as possible. Once people see what a chess carnival can look like, then they can have a better idea of what this is all about. Please help!

Here the link for further information on this:
That page includes a link to submit a post from your blog for inclusion in the carnival.

Jack Le Moine