Friday, August 30, 2013

Another Rating Peak Achieved!

After this year's Southwest Chess Club's championship I managed to achieve another all time peak rating of 1771. 

Things still seem to be going rather well for me.  I feel that my approach at the board has changed a great deal over the past few weeks since I started to seriously analyze my games.  I now make a point to analyze every game after I play it.

I still plan on working on my repertoire until I get it up to par, and I know my endgames need some work, but at this point I feel like things are really continuing to improve and that slowly but surely I am climbing up to where I feel I should be.

Time will tell.

Look for some more games to be posted here soon!


  1. Well done Chris. The hard work is paying off. I'm curious though, how many rated games do you play in a year. In England playing for the B team at my local club I have been told to expect to get about 4 rated games a year only.

  2. Greg,

    I am fortunate in that I live in an area where a lot of rated chess is played. I can generally count on 70-80 games per year.

    If I wanted to I could easily play 150-200 games per year, but to me that is far too much.'

    I generally play one rated game (G/100) each week at my club on Thursday with a handful of weekend tournaments throughout the year as well.

    So when all is said and done it works out to about 70-80 games.

    I also study one to two hours per day. Sometimes more, occasionally less.