Chess Evolution

I played in the U 1500 section of the Miami Open a few weeks ago, and it was not a good outing. I only won one of 5 games against a much lower rated opponent. While devastated, it has only made me work harder on my chess. The week following the Open, I immediately started taking face to face lessons with FM Charles Galofre.  I have decided to stop trying to find my path on my own, and to work with a strong player that can guide me in the right direction.  I have two lessons under my belt, and I have been very pleased with the direction my chess improvement process has been taking.

I will begin posting more frequently in the coming days, but I wanted to document some of the things I have been doing differently in the last couple of weeks.

1. Started taking chess lessons

2. Narrowed the focus of my chess study (50% of study time is on tactics)

3. Focusing on my thought process

4. FM Galofre recommended that I start playing open game as White

5. Taking every game as an opportunity to learn (annotating and reviewing afterwards)

Failure is not getting knocked down, it’s not getting up again

– Vince Lombardi

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