live chess homework 0001

Jan 25, 2017, 6:01 PM |

After several months off, my play has become quite poor. Homework now includes frequent live play at 15|10 time controls. I don't typically play live because it's difficult to fit into my schedule and, well, I suck.

This was the first of the 15|10s. I went into the game in a highly agitated state, bothered by something unrelated to chess, and I couldn't concentrate at all. My opponent generally played what I feel was a reasonably straightforward game (give or take a questionable rook pawn move... just sayin').