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From Unrated to Grandmaster

From Unrated to Grandmaster

A small but kick ass blog to document my attempt at becoming a chess grandmaster.

@http://unratedtogm.blogspot.de/
David T KramaleyDavid T Kramaley, MSc Psychology Student
On both turn based chess and live standard time controls I have managed to hit 98th percentile very briefly. Then back down to 97th I went! I have not had a plan or discipline studying chess for a while now. Taking a step back, here is what I need to do to hit the 99th percentile. Hopefully, next... (more)
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David T KramaleyDavid T Kramaley, MSc Psychology Student
While I have successfully resisted the urge to play blitz games, I have also allowed all my chess efforts to stop for the past 8 weeks. Too much travelling about, celebrations, seeing friends, family, studies, all of that left little time for chess.

This is a big hint towards the reason few peop...
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David T KramaleyDavid T Kramaley, MSc Psychology Student
Yesterday I bought a nice travel sized chess board so I can properly study chess again. I also got a copy of My System, long on my to read list. I read and went through the positions in the first few pages today. Nothing new so far aside from the incredible importance Nimzowitsch gives to tempi a... (more)
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