Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Resolutions for 2009

1. No more than 3 ICC blitz games a day, and at least 4 games per week with time controls of G/30 or longer

2. Renewed focus and discipline in doing tactical drills daily – I’ve been a real slacker on this one. Shame on me, as it was the reason to start this chess blog.

3. Stop jumping from chess book to chess book without really finishing. Focus on one book at a time and get through it, no matter how long it takes. In other words, cure my chess ADHD :)

That’s it for now. It may not sound like much, but I believe it won’t be easy to pull this off - it’s hard to break certain habits :)


From the patzer said...

Good luck with all of it. I hope your resolution becomes true and that your chess may florish to new hights.

Chessaholic said...

Thanks CT, same to you!

likesforests said...

These resolutions sound very healthy. I hope they work for you!

wang said...

Good luck on those friend.

They sound like very good resolutions to me.

Blue Devil Knight said...

Good luck. What book have you settled on reading?

I have the same problem. I'll get three chapters in, all excited, and then do the same with a different book. It's fun but probably not a good habit. It is accompanied by impulsive buying of chess books.

Chessaholic said...

Thanks likesforests, wang & BDK!

BDK: I had to laugh at the "accompanied by impulsive buying of chess books", so true! I have now settled on the first book I will go through, a supposed "classic": Isaac Lipnitsky's "Questions of Modern Chess Theory"". I will post some impressions as I go through it.