Aug 23, 2007

[Other] Draw in last round

Mediocre managed to get a draw in the last round of ChessWar XI against Warrior. Mediocre fumbled away an outside pawn and the king safety looked fragile, but in the end Warrior's king got open and a draw by repetition was unavoidable.

This should be enough to finish in the top 20, if I counted right, and secure a promotion to section D.

That section will be a lot tougher and I can really only hope for a decent placement somewhere in the middle.

Aug 22, 2007

[Other] Last round of ChessWar XI

Last round of group E in Oliver Deville's ChessWar XI. Before the round Mediocre is on 13th place with 6.5/10 after a nice win over Joker in round 10 (game below).

With a bad S-B score it will take at least a draw in the last round to make it in the top 20 and advance to the D group. Last opponent is Warrior and with a bit of luck I think Mediocre can pull it off.

In the game against Joker, Mediocre got at nice space advantage which it patiently used to win. It looked like it got a bit too close in the middle game, but I do not think there ever was a risk of losing the advantage.

Aug 17, 2007

[Other] Status update

Mediocre is doing fairly well in the E section of Oliver Deville's ChessWar XI. I had hoped for a little bit more but I guess I should be satisfied with the results so far. 4.5/8 points after round 8.

Leo Dijskman's Edition 15 of WBEC Ridderkerk has been postponed again, this time to 1 October. It suites me quite well since this is really the tournament I am aiming to do well in and I simply have not had the time to make the changes I want to get Mediocre ready.

The Jonatan vs. Mediocre match is about to take place shortly. Though I have some exams to take care of before that. I want to feel ready before starting to play since I am expecting the match to take quite some time over at least two weeks. Mid september is probably a good assumption of when I get the time.

Updates of Mediocre itself is also upcoming, I have quite a few things I want to do and I hope to be able to spend some time on it now that summer is coming to an end.