Author: johnsim03

Chesstopia Game Added

Chesstopia is a gamebook of interactive fiction. It was made with TWINE and Chapbook 1.0. You can play it in your browser. You can find Chesstopia at this link. I hope you enjoy it… (Should work well on cell phones, other electronic devices, and through your browser).

TCCMB – R.I.P.

The new version of our old friend TCCMB (The Correspondence Chess Message Board) is no more. Austin and Wim made a great effort to bring it back to life, and deserve the community’s thanks for that. It just didn’t take off, and kind of died. I’m sad about it…

Personal Note

I’ve been slowed down in the last few months with vision problems. I found out I needed cataract surgery in both eyes. After an incredibly long waiting period, I just had my last surgery yesterday. What a difference – I have been wearing glasses for 58 years, and now no more. 20/20 vision in both…

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Blitz CC Games #8

The tournament is over. This last group of games have limited interest, and are given only for the sake of completeness. I ended up scoring 42/42 (table points 126), which was enough to win the tournament by a comfortable margin. I have mixed feelings/thoughts about the tournament. The reflection time format (1 day reflection, 7…

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Blitz CC Games #7

Things are slowly winding down in the tournament. After this group of games, I have but a handful left to finish. The pace has slowed down to a crawl, which is refreshing. I’m starting to see the DMD rear its ugly head in a couple of games – but I suppose that is to be…

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Blitz CC Games #6

I guess I was kind of a “ringer” in this tournament. My RHP rating was 1660, provisional (first 20 rated games at the site) – which was seriously under my actual cc strength. I did not intentionally deceive anyone, however. My profile page summed up everything about my chess history, including my ICCF Titles. I’m…

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Blitz CC Games #5

At this point in the tournament, I felt that I was getting a better handle on the games, could devote more time in study of the positions, and started playing some decent moves and combinations. For me, the number of pending games is directly related to how well I play. The less pressure I feel,…

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Blitz CC Games #4

What’s in a user name? My handle for this tournament is johnsim03, which probably looks odd to other folks who don’t know me. Initially, it was designed to make it easy for me to remember it. First name-ICCF title-Year (last two digits) it was awarded. When I achieve Grandmaster, of course, I will change it…

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