Sunday, November 25, 2007

Another prize-winning tournament

I haven't written a blog entry for a while, but I should add at least one final entry to complete the seven circles saga.

I won a tournament!

Yes, it's true. I won the U1200 division of the Gosford Open. Even if I had been competing the U1400 division I still would have won.

It's really clear to me now that tactics is all you really need to worry about up to about a 1500 rating.

I'm probably going to take a little break from tournament chess for a while, but it does feel good to go out on a high note.


Temposchlucker said...


iw said...

Are you in Sydney?

SamuraiPawn said...

Congrats man!

Phil Willis said...

Yep - I live in Sydney.

I started playing tournament chess when I was living in Philadelphia for four years.

But now I'm back in Sydney and playing in tournaments in and around the Sydney area.

happyhippo said...

My heartiest congrats on your win, phil! Well done!

iw said...


I live in Milwaukee, and have visited Sydney a couple of times. That is one of my all time favorite cities.

I plan to visit again next year. Maybe even play in a chess tournament.

Getting to 2000