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New-blogger, looking for a new way to improve my play!

NightHawk0085
Mar 31, 2011, 7:07 PM 0

Hello chess-playing world. I wanted to introduce myself and try to become more involved in the chess world than I already am. I'm a C-class player (cracked 1600 once!), currently rated 1571 as of the start of 2011. I want to attempt to improve my game in a new method that I haven't tried before. I have never had a coach and have taught myself a lot of major strategy. I utilize Fritz when possible, but there's a lot about the game that a computerized program cannot "teach" me. Unfortunately, I don't have the time (currently, I'm a student-teacher) nor the money to attend training from a titled player. I play online often - mostly in "turn-based" format. I play in a few local clubs on a weekly basis (opposition no stronger than A or B class, USCF).

I would like to put in some of my past games (good and bad, old and more recent) to showcase my play. I wanted to start a blog of my play (I'm by no means a master, but there are plenty of players who can give me some of their expertise!) I have 2 goals for 2011: Win money in the U1700 division of the Chicago Open (I finished 3.5/7 last year; an improvement over the same record from the U1500 division in 2009), and to crack 1800 by the year's end.


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(my first game post on here!) I'll post one more game (a loss from 2009)

I hope to continue posting on here, assuming I have some positive feedback! (criticisms more than welcomed!). I've never seen blogs posted from the lower-rated players. So I began one of my own!

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