Game Analysis Part 2 About Day 3 of new rekindled Journey to chess improvement
Have you ever thought you where winning and ended up losing with time? I guess that happens to me a lot. I think back to all the games I play and pretty much I often lose because I make a quick thoughtless move and then all of a sudden my opponents start playing perfect chess and win easily.
I decided that my problem is that I am playing blitz. So I will try and make the transition to games with longer time controls. I will start by playing 800 games with a 15|10 time control. My goal is to start thinking about my moves. I will play 10 of these games each day for 80 days, as well as spend some time studying the games I just played an analyzing them. So I will start a chess journal on my journey for this 800 games. The Journal will be here I guess.
So here is my last 10 minute game I will post here for awhile. In the future I will only play 3 minute games just for opening practice not caring about the result and not even bothering to analyze the games. I will try and get 20 3 minute games a day.
The other part of my training will include a tactics regimen that I will not include here. The program will take me a long time to complete. The first part maybe 8 months. The second part, I don't know. The third, a couple months. So the whole program might take me a little over a year to complete. After that I hope I will improve my end game, tactical ability, and hone some strategy skills as the tactics include sets of those topics.
The first 800 games I don't expect to gain too much rating points I just want to get a feel for playing with longer time controls. In the next 800 games (after the first 800) my goal would be to get to 1750 on rapid. I know that is 250 points, but I think my speed will give me a slight edge on longer time controls I just need to get better at visualizing the pieces in my head which is what playing 800 games with longer time controls will do. I will include 5 minutes a day of board visualization trainer. I will also revisit Dan Heismans book a guide to chess improvement and relearn his thinking algorithm for chess and learn to apply it for every single move I make playing a long game, and augment it by always remembering to look for forcing moves first, checks, captures, and threats.
Anyway, enough said, here is my game: