The Holiday Season has been pretty lazy but the New Year waiting around the corner is a reminder to get up to speed with my chess training. I will take a short break from the Team4545 League and instead join some ICC tournaments. The Team League is great fun but scheduling the games is a pain due to the time zone differences.
The top priorities for the immediate future is to digest more annotated master games and to become more confident with the black pieces.
One of my chess mentors suggested that improving my ICC rating by on average three points per game played would be a reasonable expectation. That is great news!