Wednesday, April 26, 2006

New rating

Just got my new rating from the Dutch Chess Federation (KNSB): 1749 ! (was 1712).
Huzzaah! Feels like Superman.

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Tempo! Only 51 'til Class A! You can do it.

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  2. Congrats! Do you feel the next rating jump will best be obtained by further endgame study?

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  3. Tak,

    Yes. It makes a big difference if I have only one weapon (kingside attack) or two (attack + endgame technique).
    Learning endgames costs about the same effort as learning the chess game in the first place. It's a game in a game, really.

    Since it takes at least a year to develop some endgame skills, only few people have taken the pains.
    It's far easier to talk about it as a good idea than to do it:)
    But if you want to get at some level, endgame training is unavoidable.

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  4. Sorry for the late reply. Congrats on the rating increase. Well done.

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