What went well?

  • I restarted Endgame Studies 101 on Chessable.
  • I’m over 25% done with Book 4: Sacrifice to Win. I’ve been adding a few new lines each day in addition to reviewing all open reviews
  • I’ve been working on the annotated game collection “Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking.” I’m trying to review one game each day.
  • Still no blitz games this month

What could have gone better?

  • I have a pretty steady routine each day (see the next section). This week was Thanksgiving so I got out of that routine. Time off is important, but it took me a couple days to get back on track.
  • I lost over 60% of my games last week.

What will I try next?

  • I use Todoist for all my work/personal to-do list, and I started adding my daily chess goals to that. My daily list currently includes:
    • Chessable reviews - tactics
    • Chessable reviews - openings
    • Chessable - add new tactics
    • Review 1 annotated master game
    • Complete 1 page in Chess Steps workbook
    • Do exercises in Endgame Studies 101
    • Play 1 longer (30+ minute) game and do a basic analysis

Time Tracking

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