What went well?

  • New high is Chess.com puzzles
  • I finished the ChessMood Tactics Ninja course and whatever was currently available for the BluderProof course (it was just released and has more content coming the next couple months)
  • Following the advice of my coach, I played a lot more games
  • I got through Part 3 of Silman’s Complete Endgame Course (1200-1399). I will work on part 4 next week.

What could have gone better?

  • I’ve been starting to keep track of notes from every game I play to look for common themes. One so far (with just a few games) is that I don’t always pause to think about my moves, and just play on instinct. That is when I get into trouble.

What will I try next?

  • Chess Vacation! I will (most likely) give up my 350+ day chessable streak, play no games, and really limit my study for a week while spending time with my family. I’m ready to rest and reset!