My First Test
I have been playing chess for about four months now. After some rough patches, I believe that I have made some considerable improvements. However, I still thought that something else was needed for my game to improve. After contemplating several factors, I finally decided to try my game with another person.
To my benefit, Chess.com paired me with a greeter that used the tag name Elvoy to be my first game on this site. At first, I had to admit that when I saw Elvoy's rating was over 1500, I was a little intimidated. But I realized that I will only get better by playing stronger players. After shaking off my fear, I started my first game. This game took place from 5 May to 24 May 2008.I was playing with the white pieces.
Even though I had a material advantage I could not capitalize on it. Elvoy was a great host and showed me things that you will only see by playing higher ranked players. Kudos to Elvoy for playing the best moves!
I feel that I played better but there is still room for improvement.
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Until next time -- Best Wishes!!