What went well?

  • I played a couple of games at the local chess club this week. I lost them, but I felt much better about the games. Read about that here
  • I continue to work on Chessable every day. My streak is now 318 days. Doing some chess every day feels good.

What could have gone better?

  • I was a bit distracted from chess this week, working on other projects. That said, I still played 4 rapid games (30 minute). That’s not too bad.
  • I was playing a longer game this weekend and then got interrupted a couple of times by kids and the doorbell. I blundered and lost. I need to both work on chess without distractions, and work to be able to get back into the game once I have distractions.
  • Instead of studying there were a couple of days I played a handful of blitz games. It is fun, but I feel like my time could be better spent on other activities.

What will I try next?

  • There is a big tournament coming up in 2 weeks. I am going to try to go as long as there are no big family plans.
  • Keep focusing on Chessable tactics! It has gotten a bit dull, which makes it hard to be motivated. I need to remember that it is working!