A little Reminder to me...
This game (which you should feel free to skip as it's only included for documentation purposes) reminds me of a tennis game in which two players only win when it's the other player's serve. A true sign that neither knows how to play at all.
When I ran the analysis on this...it was so humorous. When he'd move, my advantage would increase. When I'd move, his advantage would increase! lol.
I usually include my opponent's name but in this case I like the person and I'm not sure he'd appreciate the mockery even if I'm including myself.
I think the main thing here is to remember that I need to make excellent moves. It slips my mind that I should be looking for the "best" move - esp. in CC chess - and I end up doing something that looks okay instead.
A few new rules for me:
1. No trying to fit in chess moves in between chatting with people on yahoo messenger. I've always had this weird preoccupation with multi-tasking. Like trying to adjust my sunglasses while skiing down mid-slope. No more.
2. If I feel so tired that think I won't retain info from Chess Mentor or I feel like I'm going to get depressed by missing Tactics Trainer problems...what makes me think I should be making my chess moves in games instead? That's when I should really give in and head over to our lovely and informative forums. Right?
3. Outmaneuvering your opponent is super fun!