What went well?

  • Registered for an OTB tournament later this month.
  • I played 9 rapid games going 5-3-1. I have been feeling pretty confident in my games this week. I am noticing my opponents making mistakes, which I take as a good sign.

What could have gone better?

  • Played some longer 45|45 games this week. That was something that went well. But I also was trying to use a clock and write down my moves as if it were a tournament. That I found very distracting. But, that’s why I practice.
  • I played a 30-minute game when I was tired and not focused. I knew that before starting but I played anyway and lost. I should pay more attention to that.

What will I try next?

  • Continue on my study plan, especially focus on getting through The Soviet Chess Primer.

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