I took a semi-vacation from chess after a series of extremely bad games. I was amazed that I still could play that bad without a hidden agenda and I had to measure my height twice a day to double check if my head had fallen off.
Now is a good time to start to play my A game as my only live tournament for the year has started. I benched myself for the first round but I will be on the team and in the gun smoke on Tuesday.
I swear by my daily 15-30 minutes of Tactics Problems and reached a new ATH at chesstempo today: 1808.3
If that rating is anywhere near a remote image of my true chess skills, then I think it is about time to beat my fellow 1200's at ICC with some frequency.
Most sadistic mate in history.
2 hours ago