I did a little under 6 hours of chess this week. A third of that was using online 5-minute games as quick breaks while writing my fourth-year project report. I tend to have a quick check of the opening of these games afterwards, which hopefully gives them some training value. The other two thirds was spent having a look at John Nunn’s ‘Secrets of Practical Chess’ and a ChessBase opening DVD on the train back up to Durham.
I’ve now entered the Czech Open – a FIDE-rated event in late July which I will be playing instead of the British Championship Major Open this year.