Wednesday, April 26, 2006

New rating

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


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

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

  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.

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