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Post by BorgQueen on July 6th 2010, 11:20 am

Hi all,

I'm 43, Aussie and this is my 2nd year being back from a 15 year break from OTB chess. I found after such a long time away, it is hard to get back into, especially openings, time pressure and positional awareness. Not to mention the blunders!

I've been playing online correspondence chess, but recently came to the conclusion that it's not helping any more... in fact it is slowing me down OTB due to the extreme amounts of time that online correspondence yields.

Looking forward to the course and the associated increase in strength of my OTB game!

Cheers!
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Post by Blue Devil Knight on July 7th 2010, 12:15 pm

Great to have you here!

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Post by karpyan on August 11th 2010, 10:48 am

Welcome on board.

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Post by BorgQueen on August 11th 2010, 10:56 am

Thanks karpyan :-)

Glad to be here!

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Post by siva.uk75 on September 22nd 2010, 5:00 pm

mmm, my good ness, one of the most experienced ICS student is here. !! 2nd year, means u must have become something by now. !!
cheers and let us know ur thoughts about it. !! Nice to have u here for all your guidance. clown

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Post by BorgQueen on September 22nd 2010, 8:27 pm

Sorry, you've misunderstood.

I took a 15 year break from chess. I started playing again 2 years ago. I am only on month three of ICS.

Sorry to disappoint! :p

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Post by siva.uk75 on September 23rd 2010, 5:24 am

dont worry, 1998 is the last year i have played and after that 2010 is the first year.. still i am OK. cheers

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Post by sharonski on October 16th 2010, 3:28 pm

Hey Y`all,

I am so excited about taking this course. I have been playing chess for 20yrs (on and off). I am 32 yrs. old now. I never had any personal coach or trainor before. I haven`t played in any event that is FIDE rated.

I have 1900 uscf rating right now. Hopefully, I could become a chess master in a year or two. I am not really active in tournaments. The last time I played was in World Open in Pennsylvania, USA in 2007, with 5 wins, 4 draws and no defeat, something I am a bit disappointed that is why I stopped playing and just decided to play again.

I lacked organization in myself so when I see this is a very structured program, I quickly grab the opportunity.

Thank you.

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Post by BorgQueen on October 16th 2010, 11:54 pm

5 wins, 4 draws and no defeat, something I am a bit disappointed that is why I stopped playing
Yeah...ok. I would be more than happy with such a result.

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