I played in the Northern Open Tournament where I did not do well. I was able to play enough OTB games this year to not have a provisional rating, which was one of my goals.
Online I dropped way down to the 1200s in July after being around 1400 in May and June. By August I was back up in the 1400s which is mostly where I stayed… until last week which wasn’t great. Hopefully that was just an anomaly.
I still haven’t found openings for black that I like. I tried the French from Chessmood, and never really felt good about it. Now I’m going back to the Caro-Kann and using the Keep it Simple course. More about that in my October study plan.
I have been meeting 90 minutes every week with a coach. It is making me work a bit harder, which is good. I feel like most of the quarter I was doing pretty easy work, and not pushing myself. We’ve had 7 lessons so far and I plan on continuing.
By The Numbers
These are the numbers from July 1 to September 30, 2022:
|USCF||Regular||833 (P23) - 840|
|USCF||Quick||913 (P15) - 909 (P15)|
|USCF||Online Regular||876 (P21) - No Change|
|USCF||Online Quick||1092 - 1127|
|USCF||Online Blitz||799 (P16)|
|USCF||Correspondence Rating||2037 - No Change|
|Chess.com||Rapid rating||1300 to 1396 (1469 high)|
|Chess.com||Number of rapid games||160|
|Chess.com||Daily rating||1297 to 1358 (1373 high)|
|Chess.com||Number of daily games||16|
|Chess.com||Blitz rating||680 to 776 (817 high)|
|Chess.com||Number of blitz games||281|
|Chess.com||Puzzle rating||2052 to 2302 (2329 high)|
|Chess.com||Puzzle rush best score||33 (Surv) - 24 (5-min)|
- Winning Chess Strategies
- Silman’s Complete Endgame Course - I didn’t get through this, but got to a good stopping point for my class.
My coach wanted me to review these books, which I just started:
- Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking - McDonald,
- Secrets of Positional Chess - Marović
- Tactical Chess Endings - Nunn
You can see more about my Chessable progress here.