What went well?

  • I finished the first year of chess study. In addition to these [weekly updates]](/tags/weeklyupdate/), I have also been writing quarterly summaries. The latest one is out including a chart of the time I spent on Chessable and Chess.com.
  • I took 48 hours off with no chess. No chess books, no Chessable (but I had a streak freeze protect in place), no puzzles, no tactics, nothing. It was good to take a break for a couple days and I think that reset is needed once in awhile.
  • I created a new study plan for January

What could have gone better?

  • The holidays at the end of the year meant I did less studying than I would have liked. I played 3 rapid games (won 2, lost 1).
  • I ended the year with a Chess.com rapid rating of 1200. I was really hoping to have gained some points here, since that is the same rating I had in June.

What will I try next?

  • I plan to update my training plan to include a small amount of opening study

Tweet of the Week