MattPlaysChess

MattPlaysChess

I’m a chess player and I spend most of my free time studying and playing chess. This site is mostly for my own purposes of tracking my studies so I remember what I’ve done. Sometimes I will share tips I’ve learned along the way or other things I find interesting. I also experiment with chess-related technology projects which are documented here.

馃搶 Welcome

Start here for site highlights, descriptions of my study and projects, and shortcuts to all the best articles.

February 10, 2022 路 2 min

January 2024 Recap

What did I do in January?

January 31, 2024 路 6 min

2023 Year In Review

Reflecting on 2023 and my year in chess

December 28, 2023 路 6 min

Daily Chess Score

Measuring My Chess Progress Beyond Wins and Losses

December 6, 2023 路 3 min

My Ideal Chess Coach

How I have been thinking about coaches

November 24, 2023 路 7 min

November 2023 Progress Report

What I鈥檝e been doing the past 4 months

November 20, 2023 路 7 min

Avoid Stagnation by Periodizing Your Chess Studies

Structure your studies into cycles that emphasize different focus areas for short bursts of time

November 2, 2023 路 4 min

Getting In The Zone

Creating a Pre-Game Routine for Chess

October 19, 2023 路 3 min

Time Under Tension

The Idea of 鈥淭ime Under Tension鈥 and How It Can Help Your Chess

October 13, 2023 路 3 min

Book Review - How to Set Goals with Kaizen & Ikigai

Setting chess goals using new techniques

September 7, 2023 路 3 min