Well, I think my studies are paying off. I just broke 1400 at chess.com, thanks to my highest rated win against someone rated 1496. I admit, it was a bit bathetic, if that’s a word, to win by resignation on move 18 when I didn’t even have any good checks, let alone checkmates, on the horizon, but he blundered away a rook and was already down a pawn, so I guess he felt it wasn’t worth going on.
I requested some new chess books via Interlibrary Loan, so I hope they arrive soon. Both looks interesting, and if they seem useful, I’ll post about them here. I can’t believe I’ve already gone up 250 points since I started! I’ve definitely been making better use of the analysis board and openings. I guess 1600 is my next goal! Any tips?