At my current chess stage I am developing my strategic thinking and applying that strategic thinking within my games. I’m comfortable in the knowledge that I have only played 296 recorded OTB games so still relatively new in terms of OTB chess rating, where as I’ve played thousands of online games to which my rating is at expert level on one chess site(trust me, I am no expert in scholastic terms and I do appreciate that Online ratings are inflated etc). I’m happy to have achieved this level online(inflated or not) which has taken 8 years to achieve since 2010.
Years and Years of playing the beautiful game of chess I’ve met some great people. Win lose or draw there’s that moment during a game when you have to make a choice – Go for Gold or sit back and take the hits hoping the opponent burns them self out .
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting an extremely strong laid back chess Champ in an OTB match last year. During the match I was keen to just hang on in there and hope to at least be in the game eight moves in…hey a plan is a plan no matter how small ha ha
So I have to admit, knowing that I was going to be facing a chess champ, I knuckled down to some research on their past games(first time ever), just to see if there were any underlying themes in their chess moves. Luckily I did find one piece of useful information that I hoped would help me face this chess monster.
Developing in chess is one of the most exciting, exhilarating experiences you can encounter. Each stage of the chess education process is an adventure in its own right. From learning how the pieces move, making moves with the pieces, then becoming comfortable with the opening, midgame and endgame theories, there’s a catalogue of great stratagem and mental agility training to be accomplished. Such training involves critically analysing your games (both over the board real life and online). Studying and critically evaluating Elite chess player’s games to build your own repertoire of strategies and plans. Researching chess books/chess youtubers/youtube chess competitions/chess websites, to gain further insights into how other chess players think.
It’s absolutely fantastic when a life long dream becomes a reality. Although before the reality kicked in I started to wonder if the event might be an anti climax and not meet the heady heights of my dream factory. The event in question was my long awaited magical journey into the world of one of my top listed singers ‘Lisa Stansfield‘ who was performing at the Barbican in York.
I was so excited I could hardly contain myself, I was about to see Lisa Live wow :O
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