Sunday, March 26, 2006

Indeed, I am a miserable patzer

I've been avoiding blogging about my last tournament. I went +1 -2 =1 against opposition averaging under 1800; my worst performance rating in more than 25 years. I haven't been able to bring myself to look at the games. As I said in comments, Rule #1 for improving at chess is not, "learn from your losses", as important as that is; Rule #1 is, "don't do anything that diminishes your desire to play or study". So I've left these atrocities alone for the moment while I go on with Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual (about which I will presently say more) and Silman's Reassess Your Chess Workbook.

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