I want to be the chess player I can possibly be. I started playing chess late in life and my first official Elo rating with the ECF was 78 (1285 Elo) in June 2014. I want to capture my experience of trying to master chess and decided to do so in a blog.
I have known the rules of chess for as long as I can remember, but never played much and certainly never competitively. Then I had some time on my hands in late 2013 (when I was 43) and thought I’d start playing seriously. I joined a local club, got my first rating and started studying chess. I have learned a lot in the time since and the starts, stops and detours I’ve experienced on the way have brought me to where I am today. A place where I know what I want and have mapped a clear plan to getting there.
I hope you find some value from my journey.Follow @becomingaCM