At my local chess club here last night, I got plastered by Joshua 6 times out of 6. He must be wondering what is he doing playing a patzer like me. At one stage, he wondered if he was playing the "old" me and said,"What happened to you?"
At this point, I was quite tempted to say,"This is not me. I am actually his evil twin."
I am so badly out of shape and lacking tournament match practice. Unfortunately, I am due to have a holiday overseas in January which will put me out of contention for the Sydney Open in January at Parramatta.
A shame really. My study term starts pretty soon in mid Februrary and this was probably my best chance to improve my chess.
Back to tactics training!
Sometimes I wonder why I subject myself to such a rigorous routine. I'm going to end up studying, then forgetting chess tactics, then restudying tactics, then study then...... you get the picture.
My wife thinks I'm nuts.