Every so often, I resolve to get back into chess, and that desire usually fades after a while, but still, I might as well keep trying, right? Last time I lost interest, there were external environmental factors at play, so maybe this time I’ll be better at it.
I have three main goals. Firstly, I want to get better at chess. I used to be pretty good when I was a kid and when I was in college, when I was playing against others pretty frequently. I regret letting myself get so out of practice.
Secondly, I want to focus more when I play. A lot of times I let myself get distracted and make blunders because of it. When I make my moves, I need to take my time, think about options and consequences, and choose the best move to make.
And thirdly, I want to get more “into” chess. It’s such a great game, and I want to teach my kids chess some day. I have some gorgeous chess sets, too. It’d be a shame not to use them well.
Wish me luck! And if anyone wants to play me, you can find me here!