Sucking at chess

I have been making some progress with the tactics trainer on chess.com. I finally broke the 1800 rating mark. I am continuing to read “The Amateur’s Mind” by Jeremy Silman. It makes a lot of sense, but I find it difficult to plan, position and potentially do a tactic as sit situation arises. For example, during tactics training, I know a tactic is somewhere to be found. In a game, there may be a tactic to be found, but most likely there is not.

I have been playing blitz games (10 / 0). I,m terrible — my rating is in the mid 1100’s.

I plan to keep reading “The Amateur’s Mind” and practicing tactics. I will start playing a few more blitz games to get better at openings and to get better about thinking faster “on my feet.” I am playing two daily games as well.

Looking forward to moving on to reading “How to reassess your chess”.

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