[Grammar] It was the first time I’d won

kadioguy

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a. It was the first time I’d won since I’d learnt to play chess.
b. It was the first time I won since I’d learnt to play chess.
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Are they both acceptable and do they sound natural?
What is the difference between them?

 

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I see no reason to use the past perfect. Do you?
 

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I thought that there is no need to use the past perfect tense when the past tense is clear enough.
 

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It was the first time I won since I learned to play chess.
Isn't this correct?
 

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Did you notice the correct version shown in post #3?
 

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