Tuesday, June 21, 2005


I played in another G/60 at the Marshall Chess Club on Saturday. First, I drew with a B player. Next round, I drew with a C player. Then I drew with an A player, and then I finally gave up and went home.

I don't think I made any particular tactical bluders, and my opponents really did play pretty well; but my play lacked all energy. And not only was my play dull, it was slow. I could have played out any of the endgames (not that they were better for me, but they weren't dead draws), but I was already down to 5 minutes on the clock in each game, and we hadn't gotten to move 30 in any of them.

Maybe I just need to take a break.

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