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    • About MeMore information on chess games, chess strategies and chess analysis can be found athttp://MikeSeroveyOnChess.com.Here is information about Mike Serovey and his chesscareer.My very first chess tournament was a beginner’s (Under 1200 USCF or unrated) that I played inNovember of 1974. I was 16 years old then. I lost my first 3 rounds and won the fourth. That wincame in only 1 move! I know what you may be thinking, but my opponent did actually show up.I played 1. N-KB3 and he stopped the clock while saying, “Oh no! I can’t take it!” When I askedhim why he resigned after only one move he stated that he didn’t know how to defend againstthat move! Still, he could have tried to. I have had some forfeit wins since this game, but nonesince about 1980.I began playing chess while a student at Henry B. Plant High School in Tampa, Florida in 1974and continued to play for the chess team there until I graduated in June of 1976. In my senioryear of high school I was both first board on the chess team and the vice president of the chessclub. I took fourth place in the Hillsborough County High School Chess Championship, which mybrother and I helped to organize, and our school ran in 1976. Plant High won the Florida StateHigh School Chess Championship every year from 1973 to 1978. I think that we won in 1979too, but I’m not sure of that. We won the Southeastern HS Championship from 1973 to 1975and the Novice Section in 1976.While stationed in Giessen, Germany from 1983 to 1986 I played in several tournaments thatwere held at the US Air Force Base that was in Frankfurt, Germany. I also organized anddirected several chess tournaments in the Giessen community, including the Giessen AreaChess Championships which I won in 1986. I was selected to play in the Fifth CorpChampionship of 1985 and again in 1986. In 1986 I was selected to play in the US Army EuropeChampionship, but my commander (Captain Dale Pierce) would not let me go. Why is a longstory.Shortly after my discharge from the US Army I started attending classes at the University ofSouth Florida (USF), and while there I met a USCF Life Master named Tom Stiers. He wasplaying speed chess for a quarter a game and winning every game! We ended up becomingfriends and I eventually ended up taking chess lessons from him. The sad thing is that myUSCF rating actually dropped several points as a result of Tom’s lessons! He changed myopening repertoire and created too much confusion in the process. I couldn’t remember whathe had shown me and didn’t fully understand the theory behind the moves that he wanted meto play.I also helped Tom run some tournaments in the Tampa and Brandon areas and I ran a few at 1/4
    • Hillsborough Community College (HCC) while a student there in 1998 and 1999. I haven’t runany tournaments since graduating from HCC in 1999. I was certified at the Local TournamentDirector level, but I ‘m not sure about that because I let my USCF membership expire for a fewyears.Currently, my longest winning streak and my longest losing streak are both 8 games. The losingstreak came while I was stationed in Germany and was playing USCF rated games at the AirForce base at Frankfurt (Rhine Main). My longest winning streak included the Florida StateChess Championship of 1986. I won the Novice section with a perfect 6-0 score! I have beenunable to get a perfect score like that ever sinceClick here to view my current standings at ICC. Click here to get my current standings atStan’s NetChess. You can also view my certificate from the USCF showing my first place win ina correspondence chess tournament.Click here to see my USCF rated chess tournament experience since 1991. For some reasonthat I do not know, the USCF website does not show any of my experience as a player ordirector prior to 1991. That may be because I had a lapse in membership or it could just be thatthey did not keep records going back any farther.Correspondence Chess Crosstables and CertificatesI played in the ICCF Diamond Jubilee Webserver World Cup 18 pr11. The crosstable for thatsection can be found here.I won the Walter Muir e-Quad Tournament Number 11W26 with a score of 3.5 – 2.5. I also wonthe Postal Class Tournament Number 89Cc390 back in May of 1991 with a final score of 5.5-0.5. I am currently in second place in USCF/WS/12WM09 but my last remaining opponent isdead lost and when he finally resigns I will be in clear first place. For some reason that is notclear to me he is dragging this game out by not moving instead of just resigning.Credentials as a Chess Tournament DirectorCertification Level Local Tournament Director (Expires 2015-10-31)Tournaments as Chief Director 8 (since Jan. 1, 1991)Sections Directed 10 (in 9 events since Jan. 1, 1991)Other Events Worked 1 (since Jan. 1, 1991)Total Sections Worked 10 (in 9 events since Jan. 1, 1991)End DateEvent ID Status Event NameSection ID and Name 2/4
    • 2011-11-19201111190691 Chief TD THANKSGIVING OPEN1: OPEN2011-10-29201110292501 Chief TD GUAVAWEEN OPEN1: OPEN2011-10-23201110230701 Chief TD OCTOBER SCHOLASTIC CHESS1: U8002011-10-23201110230701 Chief TD OCTOBER SCHOLASTIC CHESS2: O8001998-12-05199812057270 Chief TD HCC FALL OPEN1: OPEN1998-08-01199808014020 Chief TD HCC SUMMER OPEN1:1998-04-25199804258020 Chief TD HCC SPRING OPEN1:1997-05-03199705038530 Chief TD HILLSBOROUGH CC SPRING OPEN1: 11996-12-07199612072930 Chief TD HCC FALL OPEN1:1991-12-20199112200950 Sec. Asst. TD BRANDON DECEMBER QUADS1:My favorite chess sayings include: Once a King always a King, but once a Knight is enough! Chess players make better mates Grand masters make the best mates because they know all of the best positions Some chess players make stale mates! Working on my Knight moves, trying to end those awkward endgame blues Chess players know the best moves Chess is a moving experienceLinks to My Other Sites My Main Business Site – Mike Serovey Enterprises My Diet, Exercise and Weight Loss Site 3/4
    • Mike Serovey on Health Blog My Chess Blog My Business Blog My Veterans Blog My Weight Loss Blog My Religion Blog My Random Thoughts Blog Blogger’s Profit Circle Copywriter’s League Instant Graphic Vault Instant Product Goldmine Internet Marketing Citadel Profit Email Club Mastery of Words List Quad – improve your email list My Instant Cover – Photoshop action scripts Follow me on Twitter! My Facebook Chess Fan Page Sports Betting Arbitrage Site Mike Serovey Reviews various products and services You can check back here again to find out more about Mike Serovey and his chess career. More information on chess games, chess strategies and chess analysis can be found at http://MikeSeroveyOnChess.com. Technorati Tags: chess career, chess tournaments, Mike Serovey More chess information can be found at... About Me 4/4Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)