What went well?

What could have gone better?

  • I lost about 2/3 of my games last week. My rating is falling too. In general, I am playing too fast. I need to remind myself to slow down and think.
  • I lost 85% of my games as black. I think this is normal because I am learning new openings, but I need to keep an eye on it.
  • When I am studying books with a board, I need to be more engaged and active in my learning.

What will I try next?

  • Log time in SayChess’s accountability group to see where I am spending my time
  • Keep studying my new black openings. I can tell they are getting a bit better because I can get through whole lines with no mistakes now. But I’m still losing games. If I want to start winning games, I need some more confidence as black.