Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hit Sixteen Hundred at ICC Blitz Last Night

Hit 1600 at ICC blitz last night. Just ask expected, only wanted to go for it when it was not so much 'on a flier' but as a sure thing, woosh, and it was. My ICC profile, dk-transform is here.

My real goal always was and still is, 1500 bullet, both figures (1600 blitz) more or less equivalent to a 1900 standard rating. This cannot be objected to. I hit 1466 at 0 4 (four second increment) two nights ago, and damn, missed it again, getting closer, and man am I DETERMINED.

... Yes, yes, its not a fact, but lets just say that MOST persons who attain those numbers, have that level of skill. MOST players with those figures are at the level of standard chess time controls, but this does not mean that MOST 1900 players at standard time controls can play Blitz or Bullet that fast.

The 1600 figure puts me at about the 37.8% (2,844th out of 10,653 players at that time control at ICC). It took me longer than wormwood, ala Burning Castles, but still did it).

I am finally settled with the USCF, and after 35 rated games, 1666. I had to start from 1452, and pretty much thought that I would go STRAIGHT up t0 1750/1800, but its not that easy. I had to retool my brain to slower play, and now know how to sit and think, and think, and think, not so easy to do after five or six slow games after 30,000 internet blitz games (the real number, or more). I have refused a lot of draw offers then lost, had won to flat positions against several 1900, 1910, 2200's etc, but well, there is a reason they are where they are, one bad move, one single error, and its over. Plain and simple. Near instant.

Well, I plan to write more, but I have said that before. I wish like Blue Devil Knight I could write more peripateticly, but its not natural for me, much as I respect how he can do that.

Best, dk david_korn at verizon dot net, West Caldwell, NJ

ps, I have been running the blog for my strong regional chess club, The West Orange Chess Club. You will notice the same texture and style, albeit, tone down the idiosyncratic side as much as I can, and now duly persuaded.... A truly great place, that I am most honored to call myself part of. Thank you WOCC.


Anonymous Liquid Egg Product said...

Don't knock your own writing style! Your non-peripatetic style of writing is unique and gives you a fascinating online personality.

(Plus, it caused me to learn a new word. I had to look up "peripatetic".)

Mon Nov 28, 10:53:00 AM PST  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

Hi DK,

Congratiolations with the 1600-landmark.
how's life?

Sat Dec 17, 05:27:00 PM PST  
Blogger transformation said...

sorry tempo, didnt mean to ignore you, been away in a fashion.

my mother is in hospice, have not been employed, in some ways life is better than every, but most ways worse.

i am in rated play, three or four hour games. man. what another world. i know that you know how this is. i had to learn to pause, and when i had my move, not make the move, and dig and dig and dig.

i literally started with my 1452 rating from the year 1972, from the fischer er but hadnt played till 2001.

i thought that i would zoom up to 1800 easily, it was not so. but after refusing many draws and losing, and many single move blunders, sometimes major or catastrophic, i am now at the point that playing 1900's and 2000's, my evaluation would steadily show -0.4 or -0.3 or +0.4 in fritz, etc. the correct assessment is there.

now when i lose, its a single move that is a positional error or a pawn lost, etc. 37 rated games.

i was ready to break 1700, but not quite, mostly about a 1850-2000 tpr in the last half year, but you dont jump 500 elo in a half year.

so now at 1666, i am consolidating.

i miss you tempo. love to you, david_ [removed space between _ and k] korn at verizon dot net.

some think having an identity on the web is bad. i no longer think that. i want to be found, not anonymous. there are risks, yes. but there are benefits to openness on the web. i am who i am, no one can take anything from me, nothing to get!

'Its like, you want keys to my house? sure, come on in!'

Sat Dec 31, 08:50:00 AM PST  
Blogger Wahrheit said...

Dear DK,

You and your readers are invited to submit items to the The Best Of! Chess Blogging Carnival. Deadline is January 27. Hit the link for more details, and please post a link on your blog or chess forum.

Best regards,

Robert Pearson

Fri Jan 06, 11:12:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Andy said...

Congrats to reaching 1600, now aiming for 1700?:) Waiting for your next post.

Sat Jan 21, 04:36:00 AM PST  

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