Oops I did it again!
Oops I did it again! I stayed up real late playing chess again! This time I went overboard, I am sure of it. I got to bed at 5am and got up again at 7.30am for work! I had been playing for 6 hours from 11pm. My rating dropped from 1488 to 1444. So a sum loss of 44 points. The longer played the worse my play got so the more points I lost. I tried to recapture them in a more and more desparate state of anxiety and tiredness! The truth is that if your really want to improve your rating you HAVe to do it on a good nights sleep. You must feel refreshed. I note that the GM's on on line chess sites do this! They dont sit on line till 5am losing points after points. They play a few conscise accurate games against opponents that are well matched. they play the games in order to examine their latest researched lines and attacks! Ooops!