What went well?

  • I got over 1400 for the first time. You can read more about that in my Crossing 1400 post. I’ve dropped down a bit, but have been close to 1400.
  • For the past 2 weeks I’ve averaged 55 minutes on tactics, split pretty evenly between Chessable courses and Chess.com.

What could have gone better?

  • After I hit 1400 I felt a bit spent, like I needed a break. This weekend I played fewer games that usual, but I think that was for the best.
  • I have not been doing great at Chess.com rated puzzles. I do not think I spend enough time on them.

What will I try next?

  • Get back to playing at least some of my games with a board out.
  • Try to play a certain number of puzzle rush each day, just to be consistent. I’m not going to be tracking time as closely, instead just play a certain number of attempts.