Overconfidence is the enemy

Jan 24, 2013, 5:28 AM |

I've been pretty happy with my chess development recently. So happy in fact, that I've been very cocky in recent games. I've been taking people lightly and presuming I will be able to get myself out of bad situations, rather than not getting in the bad situations in the first place.

I've decided that this mindset is the enemy. A new focus for me is consistency, less chess at work when the boss isn't looking, and more dedicated time spent learning and improving at the board.

Having said all that I did just get out of a really bad situation with a lovely win, more luck than judgement but still very satisfying.

Comments and tips are more than welcome.