News from the Front lines

I haven’t posted in a while, and I need to make more time to do so. During my silence, I have continued to work on my chess improvement, and I am currently on day 112 of a program I am putting together for myself.

My FICS standard rating has gone from 1607 to 1699 during this time and my blitz rating has gone from 1234 to 1310. I promise to write more when I have more time, but in the meantime here are a few thoughts and resource:

1. Check out GM Nigel Davies The Chess Improver Blog.

2. Being more aware of my opponent’s threats has been a major improvement milestone.

3. A sure way to quickly improve is to practice basic chess tactics and to try to eliminate blunders from your play.

4. Blitz is fun, but it is counterproductive when trying to improve your overall chess.

5. Chess Secrets: The Giants of Chess Strategy by Neil McDonald is a phenomenal book and a great positional textbook.

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One thought on “News from the Front lines

  1. Hey Chessbuzz,
    Great site man. I’ve been looking for some great chess sites and landed on yours.

    I’m right there with you man whenever I don’t play for a long period of time I tend to get really rusty. But I guess that happens with everything.
    I look forward to more of your posts. I’m also working on my first chess site if you would like to check it out How To Play Chess For Beginners
    It’s a work in progress for sure.

    Joshua

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