Check out part 1: http://blog.chess.com/Sarg338/the-beginning-of-a-beginner
Day 2. I was gone most of the day to the dog track with my dad (ended up losing about 20-30 dollars ) and I played against the computer on a Chess app I have for my phone. I could never beat it on the second lowest level (Lowest is Level 0 (0s), second lowest is Level 1 (1s) ) and I never beat it on Level 1. I guess I still have a lot to learn.
I just got out of a game that pretty much gave me a heart attack. I played pretty badly, might even say horrible, and would like some feedback on the game (even though I won because he ran out of time, I could still earn alot from it.)
DAMN IT! For some reason, my game I put in here screwed up... and I REALLY don't feel like typing all of my comments in again (I had a crap load of them). I'll just put it up for now and I might go back and add them in tomorrow or something.
I will say this though. I only won at the end because of the mistakes he made AND because he ran out of time. Lucky me.
Well, there it is. Please, suggest improvements and suggestions (or just say I suck... wouldn't blame ya ). Like I said, plenty of mistakes made, by both me and my opponent.
On that note, I think the reason I couldn't beat the computer on my app is because, unlike humans, the computer very rarely, if at all, make mistakes. Even with only 1 second of thinking per move, the processing power of a computer is hundreds more times powerful than a human, so it always picks the best move, even in that short of a time frame.
I have also raised my Standard rating to 1208, with a record of 4/3/2. Sadly, my blitz rating is 1078, with a record of 4-6-0.
Anyways, now I'm just rambling. Comment on the game and in general is appreciated, and feel free to throw a Friend Request my way.