From 1400 USCF to 2000 #1
This year, I have decided that I would set a goal for my chess play. I currently hold an USCF rating of about 1400 and have been playing on and off over the years. I have never quite broke the barrier of 1400 though. Usually I play in the U1400 sections and as fate has it, I always finish 2nd-5th (splitting). Usually it goes like this, game one win, game two drop a piece maybe draw, make it to the final board 1 match, and realize that you are playing an unrated european master . Don't get me wrong, I am not afraid of them. I give them a good run for thier money.
However, it's time to make some progress, stop playing only blitz, take practicing seriously, improve the endgame (where I have even been told by opponents that that was thier plan all along, to reach the endgame where he knew I was weak), and polish up an opening repertoir that suits my style (If I knew what that was anymore).
So, my goal is to leave the U1400 behind, play up, and gain rating points. One day, hopefully, I will reach my first major goal of 2000 USCF.
Come along with me on this journey! I will be posting nearly every day of any training I do for the day, and any games I happen to play along the way. Hopefully this will also serve as a good way to study as well!