Week #67: I did around 6 hours of chess, with about half of that being a Somerset league game for my home club of Sedgemoor. I lost the game on the black side of a slightly strange fianchetto King’s Indian where white left his king in the centre and attacked on the kingside, but somewhat embarrassingly I’ve misplaced the game score and so can’t show you the game (yet). The remainder of the time was split between online blitz games and a little opening work.
Week #68: My first week back at uni, and I did about two and a quarter hours, of which most was a Durham league game. The opponent for which I had prepared couldn’t make it, so an inexperienced player filled in for him and I won the game.
Week #69: I did about 5 hours of chess work this week, including some online games, watching this video, and playing a Club Championship game. The game is shown below. My opponent appeared not to be familiar with the slightly offbeat Arkhangelsk variation which I chose, and I got a pleasant position out of the opening which turned into a crushing attack after a few strange moves from white.