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    The best I did was a 2100 performance at the Denker in LA 7 years ago.. with 3-3 against 4 A players and 2 experts (I believe). But since then I lost a few games because I didn't care about my rating... and dropped some.
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    But last Thursday I also picked up Suetin's book Application of Chess Theory and found it thoroughly enjoyable! So I'll study that in depth in the future..

    Is tomorrow good for you? Your best time of play is after 6, right? I can commit to being online then..

    And did you ever get FICS to work with your library computer? As I said it runs on Jin, and I've always gotten it to work on any library computer
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    That's a good story! Tough endgame, though! I've been getting back into the feel of the game a little myself. Last Thurdsday only 3 of us were there, and I ended up playing and winning 6 games against Jim Berry, an A player and used-to-be-expert. I've always found him the most difficult player at the club. I know he's been busy for a while and his game has been slipping for the last year or so. I attribute it to this and the fact that I haven't had much stress in the last few months. I came to a theory about this. If you don't have much stress in your life, you'll play chess or anything a whole lot better...

    So I'm feeling really glad about chess, even though my last tournament wasn't really any good. I haven't even been studying very much, but I feel like I am understanding the game pretty well. My current rating is below 1800.
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    Tonight actually I go to chess club at 7, so it's not a good night for me. This weekend I don't think I'll have internet either, so may next week?

    I am sorry and I hope we can play soon. Ttys
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    You shouldn't have to download a program, I think. I've never had to, it always uses a jin interface. See if you can get it to work. I'm able to use it on the library computers here. But if you can't then yeah we can always use Yahoo.

    Yes I'm a somewhat inactive tournament player. I've played in about 60 or 65, and I'm a somewhat rusty A player. There's a great chess club here, rather small but wonderful people. I've got to meet and play a few grandmasters over the years at the club. The club's actually run by our USCF president, Jim Berry.. he's a really amazing person. Him and his brother Frank have done so much for Oklahoma chess. Around here I've never really seen chess like it is in Chicago or New York or something but the tournaments are terrific. Much better than the ones in Kansas City I went to when I lived there.

    I look forward to playing too... we really just need to set a time. How about today actually? Did you say around 6 was a good time?
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    Hi Ktm -
    no problem. I understand. Unfortunately I won't be able to play today or the weekend but I may have time next week. I think you're right that scheduling a time to play is the best way to catch each other; but right now I can't say for certain which time next week I'd have.
    How about we stay in touch until then? I won't have internet this weekend.

    Have you ever played on FICS? It's my preference if it's okay for you.
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    Hi Ktm - no reply..

    still want to play sometime? I am kinda busy usually and often don't have internet but still often do. Do you know about FICS? Freechess.org is their website.

    I'm not real good at correspondence.. meaning I usually forget to send moves..

    Anyway, let me know
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    Hello ktm,

    Sure, that would be fun. I usually use FICS, but only to play with a friend who lives in another town. Is FICS ok? My name on there is NikolaiI just as on here.
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    Hi ktm5124--Yes, I'm a grad. student in the English Dept. Are you a major in English or Comp. Lit, or do you just have a keen interest in literature? I've been here about 6 years now (PhD program). It is a fantastic university and a wonderful city, maugre the weather.

    I'm always out of town in the summers, back in my beloved native California, but I've heard there are some really good Milllenium Park Concerts. If you like Beethoven, you should be aware that they're doing all 9 symphonies at the CSO this June. Often you can get $10 student tickets online the week before for CSO concerts (though the Beethoven concerts may sell out quickly!). I take advantage of the CSO student ticket offers quite a bit, and love the classical series at Mandel Hall on campus too.

    Let me know via PM if you'd ever like to meet on campus for a literary chat.
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    Thanks, ktm. I hope you're having a good time with LitNet. What do you think of it so far?
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    It certainly was.
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