Nothing is as petrifying as a blank page.
I had many ideas on what I should write in my first blog, but, now that I have finally gotten around to writing it, I can't remember any of them. :P I guess that is life. So seeing as I probably will not get around to posting this blog again I guess I will have to try to fight my writers block, and do it now!
So... what to talk about...
I know... TACTICS!!! When I ask what I should study, what do people say? TACTICS!!
When I ask why I lost that game, what does the computer say? TACTICS!!!
When I get a new book, what does it almost ALWAYS have in it? PUZZLES which are ways to study tactics so it almost counts
Almost all of my chess study has been tactics, mostly because my Capablanca book has gone missing (for me nothing is as fun as watching Capablanca beat up on his opponent). The only other chess I have done is semi-casual quick coffee house games.
Anyway back to the point I have been doing only puzzles and games for the summer, and I think it has payed off. I recently broke the 1200 uscf mark (quite significantly i might add), and I was expecting that the ratings boost was a result of a "good day" and that it would fall down but it didn't! I drew a 1304 guy!!! so PROUD!!
Anyway I attribute my improvement to my study of tactics. I wonder how far I could get only studying tactics? what do you think?
The time control for this game was G90 +5 delay
After putting the game in the computer and annotating it, I have decided that my real problem in this game was that with only 20 min left I was so frazzled and fatigued that I couldn't come up with any sort of plan. (I know i need a few commas in here but asd i don't know where they should go
) If I had realised that i could just hide my king in the corner, pick up pawns, and win that way I wouldn't have ended up with that 1/2 point.
Ps. It seems lots of people have already read this blog YA! If you find anything in my annotations that is stupid/idiotic/wrong/incomplete tell me about it please. I would love the help