After Thirty Years I'll eat the damn Brussels sprouts.

Jul 9, 2016, 12:02 AM |

After playing the game endlessly for Thirty years I think I'm ready to do the thing I've heard advised that whole time: Study endgames. Having played as many really talented players as I have I have realized that my ability to claculate and anticipate the natural flow of the game functions just fine at a high level.

My play lacks consistency and I lose a lot of games when I'm playing marathons stoned and that causes my rating to drop and ride in lame spikes. But I believe, oh Jesus I believe (!) that if I start downloading my pgns to my small fish app and study to a deep level the end games that arise most frequently from the openings I love, I will be able to guide the game consistently into positions that I'm sure I can play dominantly from. Maybe I'm wrong. But I'm about to find out. Wish me luck.