Back in April of this year, a mere 7 months ago, I wrote this in my second blog post, (found HERE: http://blog.chess.com/Namssob/rags-to-riches)
"I'd like to achieve 1500 Online rating within a year."
...And as of last night, one of my tour... | Read More
So WOW....I have had a string of wins, and against some tough opponents. So much so that I am now on the brink of 1400 rating in Online Chess. In fact....I *could* have hit 1400 2 hours ago....if it weren't for....
Yes - my opponen... | Read More
Wow, I'm beside myself right now. I have a feeling I might be jinxing my winning streak right now, but I have been playing surprisingly well these past several weeks. I took a dive in the tactics trainer...(actually, I am suspicious of a discr... | Read More
...I'm improving! Basically, I'm noticing things a little faster than before, or even at all.
I believe as a direct result of the work I've put into the tactics trainer, and the Chess mentor, I've moved solidly into the low 1200's with a couple... | Read More
...otherwise known as, "My journey from beginner level chess to being a "class" rated player". Is it possible at the ripe old age of 42?
So here I am, a premium member of Chess.com, with oodles of tools to help me get better, thousands of poten... | Read More
I started playing chess as a kid. I programmed a chess game into an old Apple //c computer using hex codes printed in a magazine. It was buggy at best, and crashed often. A relative bought me the best selling book, "Bobby Fischer T... | Read More
So this is my first blog post. I'm not a blogger. Although I do like to keep track of things. And I can count on one hand how many people will ever see or even read these. So maybe this is more for me than anyone else.
I plan to track my ... | Read More