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Post by Osse on January 10th 2010, 1:17 pm

Lurked here for a while, and thought I'd take the opportunity of the new year to introduce myself. Reasonable player (2054 Fide and falling, 2154 USCF)), but started finding a little more time for some structured study. Got to month 4 of the course so far (though been a member for more months than that!), and between this course, Rowson's Chess for Zebras, and a couple of Fritz Trainer DVDs feel I am slowly starting to get my thinking process sorted.

Goals - to play a couple more US tournaments over the next years and make National Master as I've heard you get a certificate (!), and reach 2200 Fide.

Play on RedHotPawn as Osse, and OTB in the UK mostly, sometimes US if I can fit games in between business travel.

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Re: Another newbie

Post by zmaster on January 10th 2010, 3:39 pm

Welcome Osee, the course + hard work = Success. Best wishes - zmaster

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Re: Another newbie

Post by 2kEloGoal on January 10th 2010, 7:13 pm

Welcome Osse. Any recommendations on endgame strategy?

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Re: Another newbie

Post by Osse on January 10th 2010, 7:38 pm

Endgame strategy? For endgames, I just have Muller & Lamprecht's Fundamental Chess Endgames. Occasionally set up positions from this to play out against Fritz, then compare my thoughts with the analysis they give. Otherwise I read Mednis' book From the Opening to the Endgame years ago, and that was quite valuable in thinking about planning endgames.

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Re: Another newbie

Post by chesstiger on January 11th 2010, 12:41 am

Welcome!
May all your hard work get you to where you want to go.
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Re: Another newbie

Post by Blue Devil Knight on January 12th 2010, 3:30 pm

Thanks for joining. Generally great to see so many talented players here, way out of my league!

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