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Old 04-18-2017, 09:18 AM   #251
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Re: Yugo's log of will he or won't he

My rating is probably ~1890 right now. I likely will play in the National Open in June and the rating sections there go 1700-1900 then 1900-2100.

I did not think playing a handful of rating games with an 1818 rating would put me in danger of going over that threshold. However, now I am pretty close with 0-2 games to go this month. Sitting them out seems stupid, but playing and not trying to win also seems stupid. Going over 1900 seems -EV.

The thing is, I'm not really sure how good a shot I really have at the u1900 section anyway and it could be a lot of pressure if I do pretty well the first few games. lf my long term goal is 2000+ anyway then it seems playing 1900-2100 is not a bad idea no matter what my rating is.

I guess my plan is to just keep ignoring rating and see what happens.

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Old 04-18-2017, 05:02 PM   #252
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Re: Yugo's log of will he or won't he

You are obviously playing at a level much above your current official rating.
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:45 PM   #253
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Hence the thought that maybe I shouldn't go over 1900. I'm also getting quite lucky which helps

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Old 05-01-2017, 11:55 AM   #254
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Re: Yugo's log of will he or won't he

April Summary:

Book Study

Finished book 6! Going to do one chapter (the one on Zukertort opening) from book 7 and then switch to the additional test book (book 10 I guess) for books 1-3.

Chess Evolution (2): Chapter 19 - 21/24 (excellent)
Chess Evolution (2): Chapter 20 - 22/26 (excellent)
Chess Evolution (2): Chapter 21 - 19/24 (good)
Chess Evolution (2): Chapter 22 - 22/23 (excellent)
Chess Evolution (2): Chapter 23 - 21/24 (excellent)
Chess Evolution (2): Chapter 24 - 21/28 (good)
Chess Evolution (2): Final Test - 36/45 (good)

Blitz Tactics

Problems: 1208
Starting Rating: 1914.3
End Rating: 1854.2

Accuracy: 58.3%
Average Problem Rating: 1872
Total Points Gained: -58.3
Performance Rating: 1933.6

Openings

Review on chessable. Also improved/fixed/redid hyper accelerated lines & maroczy lines in my black repertoire vs. 1.e4 and also added/fixed some move 3 sidelines in my 1.d4 repertoire.

Games:

Played 4 OTB games. Overall they went well but I really shouldn't have blown my 3rd game vs. a ~1950 player. Still ended up with a draw but should have definitely won. My 4th game loss I will just use as motivation to fix my repertoire a bit more. My rating is now 1903 so up over 80 points over the last two months/7 games. I feel I should be playing better but also getting quite lucky. So we'll see how things continue to go rating-wise.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:40 PM   #255
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Book Study

Finished the first third of Revision & Exam for the first (orange) series of 3 books. Did quite well on it although wanted to do even better of course. It's kind of nice/fun to just have problems on things I'm already supposed to know since I can kind of just pick the book up and work on a couple problems here or there.

Total for R&E: Boost Your Chess 1 - 258/285 (90.53%) - excellent (above 230)

I don't think I will be able to finish the entire book before the National Open, I'm hoping going through it will keep me sharp.

Games:

I played 1 game so far a couple of weeks ago the first week of this month vs. a ~2130 NM and won with Black. While I don't think I played the opening too well and could have played better once I had an advantage, this felt and seems like my best game yet! Link to lichess study.
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Old Yesterday, 06:52 AM   #256
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Re: Yugo's log of will he or won't he

"Sorry! This study is private, you cannot access it."

Oh, how much I fell
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Old Yesterday, 07:04 AM   #257
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Re: Yugo's log of will he or won't he

I thought a direct link worked? . No wonder no one had commented! I will make them public later today.
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Old Yesterday, 09:39 AM   #258
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Ok, public now, sorry about that everyone (YKW)!

On another note I've been very stressed out recently. Even on vacation I was very stressed out whenever I had to coordinate things or things like that. Since we got back my 15 month old has been sick, wife is sick, even dog is sick somehow. While I'm not sick I feel quite run down, even after a week vacation!

So, I guess I may go easy on chess stuff (specifically I may not play Thursday and I am not putting any pressure/expectations to do any Yusupov). So we will see. I definitely do not want to be burned out on chess before I go to Las Vegas for the National Open next month. Although part of me feels like I should be chessing 24/7 up until then lol.
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