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Post by Blackferne » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:41 pm

I play chess.

I've been going to the local chess club for a while and this past weekend in the big annual tournament they help I tied for 3rd in the novice section getting a check for $67. I went 4w 1L and the guy I lost to won the whole section. (Novice section had like 70 players)

It was a good weekend!
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Post by Staris » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:24 pm

very cool

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Post by Blackferne » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:53 pm

Oh and I got a norm!

Chess has various titles. You've likely heard of some Grandmaster, International Master, and National Master are some of the more famous types. In order to get those titles you not only need to have a certain chess rating which shows your playing strength, but you also need a certain number of norms which are achieved by playing in rated tournaments of a certain number of rounds, and doing what would be considered an impressive result. So to become an international master you would need to compete in a tournament and play against some international masters and grandmasters, and have a good enough tournament score to be considered "impressive". The US Chess federation has lesser titles related to players at 1800, 1600, 1400, 1200 rating. I played in the novice section and the average rating of that section was about 1000. Based on the strength of the players I played and my tournament score I got a norm for the Category 4 title (related to 1200). 4 more and I'll be a Category 4 player. It is the lowest title in the US Chess world, but I am looking at it like achievement hunting.
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Post by Staris » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:09 pm

Very cool. keep us in the loop as you work on that achievement.

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Post by Bulwark » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:22 pm

Does that mean we should address you as Blackferne the Norm? Norm Blackferne?

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Post by Furiel » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:59 pm

I'm just picturing Joun coming home now and everyone greets him Cheers style... Norm!!!
They say when you go on a quest for vengence to dig two graves. They underestimate me.

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Post by Blackferne » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:01 pm

Bulwark wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:22 pm
Does that mean we should address you as Blackferne the Norm? Norm Blackferne?
I do not have the title yet. The title is Category 4 Title. It is a horrible title and I wish they would rename it to be more title like and less like a description used for hurricanes. A norm is just something I need to get enough of to get the title. However...
Furiel wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:59 pm
I'm just picturing Joun coming home now and everyone greets him Cheers style... Norm!!!
This is appropriate.
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Re: Unsolicited Bragging

Post by Bulwark » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:33 pm

Gotcha, "Category 4 Blackferne" it is.

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Post by Whiteness » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:32 am

congrats Catfourne!
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Re: Unsolicited Bragging

Post by Furiel » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:14 pm

Whiteness wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:32 am
congrats Catfourne!
I see what you did there.

I approve.
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Re: Unsolicited Bragging

Post by Blackferne » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:24 pm

Whiteness wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:32 am
congrats Catfourne!
Not yet. But soon. :shifty:
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