I haven't written a blog entry for a while, but I should add at least one final entry to complete the seven circles saga.
I won a tournament!
Yes, it's true. I won the U1200 division of the Gosford Open. Even if I had been competing the U1400 division I still would have won.
It's really clear to me now that tactics is all you really need to worry about up to about a 1500 rating.
I'm probably going to take a little break from tournament chess for a while, but it does feel good to go out on a high note.