An adult player's quest to get a Master rating.
Expert John Becker is back after last playing in 2000. He plans to play in the FIDE tournament in Milwaukee, March 8-9. He was a member of the winning team at the 1993 U.S. AMATEUR TEAM CHAMP - (IL) . He also won the NE Open in 1994.
IvanYour playing again already !!! Why ?Dont play so much my friend that way you will improve.Overplaying is one of the ways to not do so wellJon Burgess
Ivan, I don't know that I am in any position to advise you, but I read the following article and thought it might contain something of value for you: http://www.kevinspraggett.com/badhabit.htm
This is a g/29 tournament, just for fun and to work on some opening issues. I am glad I played, it's not often one gets to sacrifice a qeen for mate.
Greg, thanks for the link
G/29 is definitely fun. Since G/29 is only quick rated (does not affect one’s regular rating) it is a good place to work on openings and experiment with different lines. Also, G/29 gives one enough time to actually think a little bit, as opposed to Blitz (G/5) where one is pretty much just trying to survive the time control as opposed to playing instructive moves.
Way to go! Congratulations on first place.