New Year's Chess Resolution

Jan 4, 2010, 8:35 AM |

So 2009 has come, and gone far too quickly and the last couple weeks, my game has been slipping.  I've missed some pretty spot-able tactical things, I keep blundering etc.

So here's my new year's resolution.  I'm going to go to great effort to employ the advise of a grandmaster (the name escapes me), "Always ask 'Am I Blundering?'"

Now, we all try to do this but in the heat of it all, you can make a silly error and forget to really look hard at what the result of your move will be.

I can spot a tactical opening, at least the simpler ones, my goal this year is to not allow a position where my opponent will be able to spot one on me!

Keeping up with improving the tactical thought process as well as working on this, I should be able to improve.

Happy playing and happy 2010!