Friday, March 6, 2009
Demolishing what once was and still remains
Alright folks, its crunch time. I have about four weeks to the nationals. 27 days, to be exact. I am in the U1250 and as such will probably be among the lowest rated people in the division.
If I don't step it up I will be screwed.
I have 27 days to do 4587 problems. That translates into about 170 problems a day every day until then. Gotta move. While I was on my lazy behind watching anime and listening to audiobooks and music nashville has crept up on me and is now glaring at me.
Another thing - I NEED to get either a 6/7 or a huge upset. My coach is giving away two copies of an autographed book by the legendary Garry Kasparov. I WANT ONE. One book goes to biggest upset and another goes to best overall score. I am very far in the running for either, as all my co-players are under 1000 and are in a much less difficult division. I need to match double, no, triple their effort in order to be on a level playing field with them.
It won't be easy, but I've got to try.
Oh, and I've got a tournament on sunday at Rutgers. Maybe if I get lucky my rating will drop to 999, haha.
RIGHT. We're doing a tournament on blindfold chess in our club. I am currently in first place with 4 wins and one loss. None of my games have lasted longer than twelve moves, win or lose. Good visualization practice though.