Blundermaster award goes to me
Damn you Caissa!!! A Haiku
I suck bad at chess.
Caissa is a succubus.
The Dunce cap is mine.
Just got done with the first game in the 45/45 tournament in which I'm playing. I blundered away a knight, and then he put his queen en prise later and I missed it. If I'm not gonna blundercheck consistently I might as well play tic tac toe.
One problem was I spent too much energy in the opening. I got a very strong opening, my pieces all well developed etc. By the time the position got really tactical and complicated I started to get into time trouble, my mind was already tired so my analysis was sloppy and lazy. In retrospect, I just spent too much of my time and energy in the opening. He was rated ~200 points less than me so I took a big rating hit.
I need to play more and think about playing, and how to play, less. Too much blogging, too much time worrying about subtleties of my thinking process. I need to push wood.