Sunday, February 26, 2006

February Open games

The Almeida game (my other loss from December) is turning out to be hard to finish annotating. In the meantime Here's my games from the February Open, with very light notes.

Here, playing Black, I missed an important idea for White. Black to play: Find the wrong move!

Ed are you still alive?
More or less. My March tournament was so depressing I haven't been able to bring myself to post about it.

I've been doing quite a bit of chess study, a lot more than I would have if I had forced myself to look at Those Awful Games again.

Chess Improvement Rule Number 1: don't do anything that diminishes your desire to play or study chess.
I had one of those (why do I bother to play chess) games recently too, only to rebound the following week and play one of my best games in my tournament chess career. "Best" in the area where planning was concerned. I tried to use the loss as motivation. But I know
how frustrating it can be with work and everything else piled on top of trying to study.
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