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Rookies Chess Rating Mystery

My Chess journey has reached a plateau of queries around the rating structure and how this can improve or hinder my development especially in the short play blitz type games. I’ve been a novice short blitz player for a while now and have noticed that when a game is won, my rating can jump upwards …

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The Scratch – Jazz Days

The days of foot shuffle, jazz shoes, baggy suits, trilbys, ripped jeans and hand towels in the back pocket, aaaaahhhhh them were the days 🙂 Surface Noise Discography

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Me and my best friend

Me and my best friend

Inspired by, dedicated to, and a total rip-off of, Misery Bear – a lonely, hapless, depressed and slightly alcoholic bear – and also the star of his own BBC comedy series: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/show/p004nw8v/misery_bear/

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The Animal Within

On balance I have had a really good chess experience this year, I continue to search for the smallest morsel of information on how to improve my game. At times I have felt like a hamster scurrying this way and that in order to gather as much information as possible. My brain feels like it …

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Natural Chess Play – Bruce Lee Style

If someone attacks you your response should be natural…no thinking Opening in chess requires me to reach a natural state of no mindedness in order to flow and redirect my opponents pieces. Drilling any art to a set pattern creates a stagnated robotic process which lacks freedom of flexibility or innovation. In Bruce Lee’s film …

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