Continuing my quest to become a better chess player

robotronic
robotronic
Jan 12, 2010, 7:47 AM |
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Lately, I've been trying to get better at planning and having good reason for trading off material. Looking back on this game I played last night, I'm quite pleased to notice that I have in fact been improving in both of these areas. I noticed that, in my thought process, I came up with main lines around which I developed plans and changed my plans accordingly when the opponent deviated from my main line. I annotated this game with my thought process. You'll notice that my play is rather slow and steady (kind of going against the spirit of the Scandinavian defense), but endgames aren't my strongest suit, and this game got to an endgame pretty early. This is an over-the-board USCF-rated game.