Hard start

IM attilaturzo
Feb 10, 2011, 8:33 AM |

Starting rating: 2533

Best rating: 2533

Current rating: 2458

Games played: 10

Overall result: 3.5-6.5

Time used for games: 55 minutes

Puzzles solved: 347

Time used for puzzles: 1 hour 1 minutes

Time used for all studies: 1 hour 1 minutes



I solved other 20 combinations (15-34) from Reinfeld 1001 combinations in 32 minutes. I started to solve combinations yesterday after a very long break and I find it very hard. I try to do it step by step. I try to find the solution and if I did not find in 5 minutes, then I look the solution. 


Then I decided to play 30 minutes. I played 28 minutes. Once I waited 2 minutes to get an opponent and I solved a combination.


I continued to lose in the first 2 games. First I faced the Nimzovich defense and we went to scandinavian defense. I got the better position, but then I allowed to open up the h-file, where he mated me.


In the next game I lost again against  the Trompovsky. This time I got an extra pawn and then a winning position, but then I lost on time


After 4 loses I played a mini match of 4 games and won 2.5-1.5 against the 1988 World under-18 champion and 1993 British champion Michael Hennigan International Master.


I gave a pretty checkmate with 2 bishops. I wish you like it too :)