Monday, April 20, 2009

Apologies For Lack Of Updates

I apologise for the lack of updates in recent weeks.

I've been busy the last couple of weeks as I had family over to stay at my place and I was in the midst of a computer upgrade as well which involved reinstalling my software and making backups etc.

Regular programming will resume pretty soon. :)



  1. Mr. Hippo,

    I will be in Syndney April 29 - May 12.

    Maybe we could play a game?


    Getting to 2000

  2. chesstiger: thanks! :)

    Hello Ivan: Of course!

    Drop me a note when you're in town on one of your free days.

    I'll be working unfortunately on the weekends 2nd May (Sat) and 9th May (Sat) so I can't make it on those dates.

    I hope you don't mind playing against a patzer. I'm only rated like 1500 but I'll try to give you a good game. :)

    I play in the North Sydney chess club and they have their games on every Tuesday night. I will usually be there.

    Btw, if you're staying in the city, there's a small area in Hyde park (with giant chess pieces) as well as some people playing chess in the park. During the day, it's ok to play there but the park is overrun by by the seedier side at dusk.

    I seem to recall that there used to be an active chess "underground" located in Town Hall.

    TCM was kind enough to put up some photos of the area cf. Town Hall cheers,

  3. Nice to hear from you. Please e-mail your phone number to :