Everyday I'm struggling... OTB
Been a bit over a month since I posted so I guess it's time for an update.
I got my USCF membership and have started to play real OTB rated games. My results have been a bit mixed, I won one game against a nearly 1600 opponent and this last Monday lost all 3 of my games and just couldn't see anything OTB. My provisional rating after 9 games is 996 which isn't terrible to start I guess but surly not where I want to be.
My self diagnosed weakness is the ability to calculate and visualize in rated OTB conditions. I seem to be doing much better when playing online in 2D vs 3D OTB under similar time controls. Naturally part of it is also nerves and the rated game experience.
I have selected two games for this post which I think highlight my online play vs my OTB rated play and I am hoping from being honest about my problems I can improve them.
Game # 1 online:
Game #2 OTB rated.