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jstevens1 23 ( +1 | -1 )
1700 Rating for jstevens1 Hi everyone, just to let you know that at 1956 BST on 31 July 2008 I achieved my 1700 rating for the first time in my chess career. My current rating is 1705.

Have a nice evening everyone.

Cheers and bye for now.

Joanne
tim_b 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Well done, Joanne! :)
chessnovice 1 ( +1 | -1 )
.. Congrats!
cascadejames 0 ( +1 | -1 )
WTG :-)
spurtus 16 ( +1 | -1 )
congratulations, but beware every 50 rating points or so now may take years now. so dont be afraid in going down in rating in order to improve long term.
apastpawn 31 ( +1 | -1 )
Congratulations in your achievement.

You have annotated numerous games here at GK. Apparently this has helped. May you continue to improve. When I first met you here your rating was almost 200 points lower. This is a fantastic improvement but you worked hard for it.

If I can be of any further help, please let me know.

Wayne
chessnovice 17 ( +1 | -1 )
... Annotating probably helped a lot, yeah, but I think the major source of your success is playing well above your rating and asking lots of questions.
ketchuplover 1 ( +1 | -1 )
kudos :)