I played in an online rapid (10+0) arena tournment. I scored 4.5/9. I wanted to join to have multiple games to analyze, which I did. I was having a bit of low confidence with games, but this tournament helped me get over that a bit by winning a few games.
I think I figured out a better way for me to use Chessable. Instead of having lots of courses ongoing with tons of variations to review, I went back to focusing on just a few courses and slowly adding variations. This makes it feel much less overwhelming and I feel like I am actually studying and learning something.
I had more regular physical exercise this week, which really does help with my energy and focus.
I am back into the routine of doing the Chess Steps level 2 excercises.
Started looking at some endgame lessons, as this is an area of weakness for me.
I finsihed up a daily tournament with a number of local people. It was 12 games with 1-day time control and took about 3 weeks. I do not think these games are very valuable and just take away from time I could be spending on studying. In one of the many podcasts I listened to recently, the guest (probably a GM) talked about how these daily correspondence games are no good because you do not have any train of thought or ongoing plans.
It is hard to find time to do all the things I want to do. I need to prioritize my studying.
Is it possible to tilt on puzzles? I dropped about 200 points as I kept trying to “win back” the points I had lost.
Slowly start to look at at least one opening on Chessable. I am trying to not worry much about openings, but there is something satisfying about playing a game and knowing they first 5-10 moves are the best moves.
I signed up for Aimchess which seems like a great tool. I like the idea of reviewing positions and tactics specific to my games.