A Celebration about Nothing
Okay, a public celebration about nothing. Yet I am still happy. Yesterday I got my highest ever rating in online blitz. I am now 1604, the first time over 1600 ever. I think my old record of 1587 was from October 2013; I play a lot and over the past 2 years probably average at the 1490 mark; I don't know because I currently don't have a membership with access to a rating chart. Yet I am keenly aware that any given week I can fall back down to 1460, and overall don't consider myself getting "stronger", though possibly more consistent in the openings I play. Yes, 30 points or so are from time wins when I was in losing positions, but I have been on the other side of that experience as well. Part of me does not think my rating will go much higher until I simply start playing more G75 or G90. I guess key supports for my progress are: Jerry on ChessNetwork, kingscrusher, plus all the videos, articles, blogs on chess.com. Maybe this is a good time to set a small goal, maybe in 12 months I can get to 1700+ in blitz.