I'm not one for making New Year's resolutions. So I'm not going to say things I like I resolve to do the following:
- Not play any time controls under G/60. (I'll break that one this Thursday night.)
- Manage my time better.
- Learn new openings.
- Study tactics.
- Study endings.
- Get off, and stay off my floor.
These are all worthy goals, and I will endeavor to do these things. I make no promises to anyone, including myself.
2007 was a wild year of chess. It ended with three days of craziness in Saratoga Springs, NY. (Details at 11!)
I played the most number of USCF rated games in a year that I've done. 432 games rated under the regular system. I may have also played some games rated under the quick chess system, but I consider that fluff so I don't keep track of it. The good news is I won over 100 games this year. (First time ever!) The bad news is I lost over 270 games. Ouch! "Stuff" happens.
I started in on the chess blog scene fairly late into 2007 so you didn't get to follow all of 2007. Hopefully the parts you did follow were educational, insightful, amusing, etc. I don't claim to have the wit and wisdom of some of my fellow bloggers, but if nothing else you got a feel for what it's like for a 50 something female to play chess amongst mostly males.