I did a little over 5 and a half hours of chess this week. Some of that time was spent on opening preparation for a local league game, but in a repeat of two weeks ago I wasn’t paired against the person I was expecting. Instead I played a significantly lower-rated opponent, and won without too much difficulty. I also solved some problems from a little problem book I received for Christmas.
The Durham City Club Championship is hotting up, and on Wednesday I’ll play co-leader on 2.5/3 Ken Neat (ECF 196). Last year I managed to play quite a good game and beat Ken, but he still went on to take the title and I expect this game to be very tough. Later in the month I’ll be playing for Durham University in the British Universities’ Chess Assocation Championships.