Steven BurdickCalifornia, United States
Began playing at chess club at Wichita State University in the 70's. Would often use unorthodox Napolean Attack. Generally preferred Italian. Ocassionally used Nimzo-Larsen Attack. Experimented with Scotch and Vienna. The Kasparov - Anand match interested me in Sicilian Dragon. Toyed with Bird Opening, King's Gambit, and Petroff. Sometimes played Queen openings. Looking forward to retirement in a couple years to resume playing chess.
The tactics format differs from the regular board, so I made a wrong move on a mate in two because I put my finger too high on the square I wanted, but it moved one square above. Now on tactics, I make a move but it gets stuck on “Processing ....“ so I try repeatedly to make the same move but it won’t work. Then I try a different move and it works but it is incorrect and when I try hint, it gives the move I tried the first time.Now I often know where to move, but I am so tired I end up moving the piece to the wrong square so I have made about 5 incorrect moves in tactics.
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