I reduced a number of games, and also a time spent here and in analysis. At the moment, only seven games in progress. Three are (still) in the 2nd Chess.com Tournament (1801-2000). In a game agaist derveluche, it's 66th move, and I strugle for a draw in an endgame R+2P against R+B+P (I won the first game against him.) This game can decide: if it's draw, I insure the first place in the group! If I lost, derveluche has a chance to outrun me. It was a game full of interesting events, and I will submit it with comments in forum here, when it's concluded. I pllan now to conclude all or almoust all of games, and the started a new turn!
Unfortunatelly, it is also some fall of quality in my play. And the most of my oponents are now stronger, as I said in the previous week report! I have few blunders, resulted from hastiness and lack of patience. I repeat my old defects well-known from my OTK play and on-line play on other sites. Stupid me!
- I am too agresive. When I attack, I tend to forgot on precaution, tend to be too sharp.
- when I calculate, I can be driven with some nice ideass, and sometimes overlook simple answers. And I didn't use enough an option which I have in turn-based play: to take 2-3 days for analysis when it's a critical possition. (I play very fast, little more the one hour per move. It's OK in average, but not in critical situations.)
I will send some of my defeats with coments into the forum here.
At friday, my rating the first time surpassed 2100, what is my next goall. Only for a short time, unfortunatelly, for I resigned one game soon after.
I concluded six games this week. Three wins, one draw, two defeats. My rating still went up a little, from 2067 to 2080. My general result, sorted by level of oponents:
Total #69 +50-9=10
2300+ # 2 + 0-1=1
2100-2299 # 5 + 0-2=3
1900-2099 #11 + 5-3=3
1700-1899 #19 +15-1=3
<1700 #32 +30-2=0
I am better again at Tactics Trainer, around 2200 points. My goal is to stay at the first page on the list of players, i.e. among the best 50 ( of 6,366, not bad! But I still hope I can improve myself and my result.) I discussed about results with my friend Gonnosuke, which has a resuld near to 2300, and we agree that around 2200 problems become much harder, you need to find a series of hard moves. Tactic treiner is an excellent tool and I recomended to all to use it! It' normal that a young GM Rakhmanator is a the top! (The second is Aoxoxmoxoa, not so good player. I asked him about it, and he recognise he use the program for solving problems!)
In spite of my suspicious agaist vote games (see my Week Report No4), I joined the game The Human Mind Against the Computer, on humans side. We will see.. My opinons about chess programs I explained in the Week Report No5, and in the post Philosophy about Chess, Computers and God. Let me repeat the basics: computers don't play chess, but programs - and programs are wroten by humans! We, humans, are capeble to write our own programs - and computer not! It isn't a creature, can't be or slave or master - it's only a tool.