What went well?

  • I finished a daily chess tournament with coworkers. I am glad to be done. It feels like those dailoy games just take so much energy.
  • I crossed a 200-day streak on Chessable
  • I sigend up for ChessMood and I’m excited to get going. I’m not going to do much until after my tournament this weekend.

What could have gone better?

  • I went 2 for 10 in rapid games this week. During the games I felt like I was not able to calculate at all. I think part of it is that I’m a bit nervous for my tournament. I also wonder if my push to do fast tactics is making me play too fast.

What will I try next?

  • Since I’ve been losing so many games, I need to find a way to “get my mojo back.” I’m going to start with a really long game, and try to really force myself to focus and calculate.
  • I have my first OTB tournament this weekend. All my focus is on that. This week I want to pause trying to learn new things, and just get comfortable with what I know now.