I am at a hotel in Port Arthur, Texas. It looks like we will be be able to continue our trek eastward toward Pensacola tomorrow morning, as the interstate is open. Then, as we make our way back west, stop in New Orleans and spend a night or two there as planned, assuming any flood… Read More Quick Update from the Road
I am currently sitting in a Starbucks in Magnolia, Texas on vacation with my wife. We are planning what to do since Tropical Storm Barry is threatening our ideas about traveling along the Gulf Coast to Pensacola and back. Looks like we will stay in Galveston for a couple of nights and see what happens… Read More GM Game Analysis (Post from the Road)
I have just learned that WordPress.com does not support the use of “iframe” content on blogs on their site because of “security reasons.” This means I cannot embed chess games that readers can play through without following a link to lichess. Therefore, I will be moving my blog soon, unless I can come up with… Read More Plans to move blog to another site…
One of the things I’ve noticed is that I am playing a lot of chess but not studying a lot of chess. I play game after game, without really understanding what I’m doing, and I’m not getting any stronger. So, I have decided to do something radical. I’m going to quit playing chess. Don’t worry.… Read More Change of Approach
I am writing this update from the backseat of my wife’s car as we drive with her mother to a doctor’s appointment out of town. It has been almost a month since my last post, so I decided it was time to get you all caught up on my chess activities and progress toward my… Read More Long Overdue Update, Twitch News, Etc.
It’s been quite awhile since my last update, so I decided I’d better check in. My chess has been improving. My tactics rating on lichess is 2100+. Because of the (albeit limited) amount of game analysis from Chess Informant (http://www.sahovski.com) I have been able to do as of late, I have seen an increase in… Read More Announcements (and thoughts on Fischer-Random)
I haven’t posted in awhile. Things have been busy. I have also changed several things. In order to better link together my blog, Twitch, Twitter, and Chess.com accounts, I have switched all of my usernames over from “jfmichael” to “journeychess”. I’m still the same person, just with a unified username across these different places in… Read More A Quick Update