Personal Notes

Thanks for dropping by =) Outside tourneys, I only play w29 matches of an even number of games.

Helperised on 24-Jun-99, Managerised on 6-Nov-02 Thanks Borovnia! Trained by Tortonpion =) Finished training 6-Dec-02. Happy to accommodate any interest for a wild tournament. 382186 is why I don't like luton.

Best managed: 4 teams of 4 playing 1 0 w29 twice! "tell wildone grid 247329" / Most players: 53 (7 rnds swiss 3 0) "tell flash grid 247220" (75 for sched Early Morning "285294") / Most rounds: 34 (E12 (!) 1 0) "tell flash grid 173152" / Celebration: E15 w29 1 0 "tell wildone grid 248007"

QRR with 6! "tell wildone grid 207586" / Funny grids: Winner by forfeit "tell wildone grid 191978" / Personal victories: 172956, 182445, 190006, 247409, 379620, 379984

*****Some Tips on Wild which you may or may not agree with*****

Always attack, and do not defend! But do not sacrifice. Let your pieces take up threatening positions. This is helped if you get a quick start out of the blocks - aim to develop as quick as possible. Emulate the opening which you hate being played against you. A cheap trick or two won't go amiss.

A tip during quick games: Do not think too much for a forced win - 10 seconds is plenty - just keep moving. Don't panic! Chances are both of you are equally in the dark, so don't fall behind in time! On the other hand, don't allow easy wins.

This means: in normal chess-like games, don't get forked/pinned/mated; in w5, knight mates or an overload of queens; in w18, make sure your queens are sufficiently guarded; in w25, free checks/sacrifices which can expose your king; in w27, rampaging heavies/too crowded around the king

in w17/26, beware your rampaging heavies but more commonly bishops on the long diagonal (that's why c3/c6 is usually good)! Avoid back rank mates! It is usually safe to push pawns though to confuse the issue - eat lots and learn how to win when opponent just has one pawn backwards! esp k&r&p vs k&p.

I always accept draws in dead drawn positions which are claimable in OTB. Also, see

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