Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Hard work pays off


For all those who were dubious about the seven circles - doubt no longer.

In my last two tournaments, I finished 3rd in the Blayney U1200 division and 2nd in last weekend's Ryde-Eastwood U1400 division.

To make sure that my recent successes were due to tactics and not anything else - I purposely changed my normal openings. I switched from the French to the Sicilian and from the Queen's Gambit Accepted to the Kings Indian.

I can assure you, I know only five moves of each of my new openings - so the rest is purely down to tactical training and the confidence that comes from repeating common positions over and over again.

I've got at least two more tournaments between now and the end of the year - so I'll keep you posted on progress.

4 comments:

Blue Devil Knight said...

Awesome, congratulations.

Stefanus said...

Grandmaster in no time!

SamuraiPawn said...

Congratulations!

Maxwell843 said...

what are the two tournaments you are planning to play in?