Progress of a novie 4

May 7, 2009, 1:10 PM |


This hasn't been a good week for my chess studies.

I am on a horrible losing streak against players of all levels.

By my count I have lost the last 13 out of 14 matches online.

Almost all of them have been through a stupid mistakes by me.

I study chess alot since I have alot of time on my hands. I must study tactics for 1-1.5 hours a day. I look at grandmaster games even though I don;t have the slightest clue what is going on in most of them. I am at a low. I had visions of playing in tournaments (competantly). Now I am at a crossroads in playing...should I continue to pursue my studies or shelf chess as nothing more than a game to bring out during cookouts? I am losing motivation fast.

This is a frustrating game.