Apr 16, 2014, 7:46 PM |

Another good day of working on the chess. Not enough time to do everything I wanted (I only made moves on a few of my correspondence games and did some tactics), but I still was able to spend some time on it. 10/16 on tactics gave me a slightly improved tactics rating. More importantly, there were several mating patterns I noticed immediately, so the tactics work is paying off.

A video I watched today is from one of my favorite chess video makers: ChessNetwork. Today a nice commentary on a blitz game. I find it extremely instructive to hear "Jerry" talk through his ideas especially when (spoiler alert) he loses a game or gets into a bad position. In this game he pointed out a weakness in his position that I wouldn't have noticed right away.