So 2009 has come, and gone far too quickly and the last couple weeks, my game has been slipping. I've missed some pretty spot-able tactical things, I keep blundering etc.
So here's my new year's resolution. I'm going to go to great effort to employ the advise of a grandmaster (the name escapes me), "Always ask 'Am I Blundering?'"
Now, we all try to do this but in the heat of it all, you can make a silly error and forget to really look hard at what the result of your move will be.
I can spot a tactical opening, at least the simpler ones, my goal this year is to not allow a position where my opponent will be able to spot one on me!
Keeping up with improving the tactical thought process as well as working on this, I should be able to improve.
Happy playing and happy 2010!