My Highest Blitz Rating Since June 2009!

My Highest Blitz Rating Since June 2009!

Kernicterus
Kernicterus
Mar 15, 2018, 3:08 PM |
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My Jeremy told me to try to beat my highest rating.  I was like...what's my highest...and I saw that I was at 1330 and my highest ever was 1335...and then I got itchy...I wanted a new highest ever rating but was a little intimidated.  I just got back to the 1300's, after all!! 

I almost religiously play 3/2...dabbling once every blue moon in a 5/0 or a 3/0 but 3/2 feels like the sweet spot.  My opponent played an odd variation against my Scandinavian...but I have been getting better and more cognizant of time management in blitz.  My chess mentor NM Todd Freitag has made fun of me for playing long games too fast and short games too slow.  

Yes, I hadn't played for years but I've played quite avidly the past year and a half...and I finally surpassed my previous high of 1335.  By 2 points...I'll take that. happy.png  Here's the game for posterity...

 My 3 favorite moves of the game also happened to be Best Moves; they felt strong during the game but I always worry I'm missing something.  I tried to be careful to make sure there were no discoveries with check, especially from the sneaky knight!!  19...c5!  and 22...Qxc4! and 24...e5!  I really loved those 3 moves even before seeing the analysis so maybe my chess sense is getting stronger.

 

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