What went well?

  • My current study plan seems to be going pretty well. I want to keep focusing on this. Having one thing to focus on has really been helping me focus. Before I started these study plans, I would be trying so many things and jumping around from topic to topic. My new approach of doing one thing at a time is working well for me.
  • I looked back on my Chess.com games from when I started 9 years ago
  • I feel like I have been winning more games. My stats in January for my Rapid games are below. I played 30 rapid games and won 52%. I’d like to see that even a little higher. I stopped playing blitz on January 17, and since then my win rate has been 57% (14 games). Still too early to say that those things are correlated, but it is looking good.

Weekly Rapid Rating vs. Number of Games

What could have gone better?

  • Part of my study plan should be to do things that are not chess-related so I get a break. I am worried I will burn out if I keep focusing this much on chess. On the other hand, I feel like I am missing opportunities if I am not playing or studying.

What will I try next?

  • I posted a Game of the Week last week. I think I will try this each week and see how it goes.

Tweet of the Week