What went well?

  • Started “No Blitz November” (which I made up). Seemed to catch on when I tweeted about it (see below)!
  • I had a better streak for a few days, winning 5 30-minute games in a row over 3 days. I seem to do well when I have a set routine.
  • I made a list of my learning priorities, and stuck to that when I was looking for things to do. I was tempted to buy new books or Chessable courses, but I refrained until I work down my list.
  • I finished the book Pound the Stone, which was similar but a little better than Chop Wood, Carry Water. Made me really think about loving the process vs the outcome of chess.

What could have gone better?

  • When I played at odd times (later in the evening, early mornings) I did not do so well.

What will I try next?

  • I wonder how I can improve my focus and concentration during games. Meditation?

Tweet of the Week

Time Tracking

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