Hey everyone! After spending so much time on the sidelines watching Greg Shahade and Daniel Rensch get all the glory, I decided it was time to step into the ring. I just finished recording the first of what I hope will be many YouTube videos. For now, the plan is to simply verbalize my thought process during some blitz games, but I’m sure other things will be popping up. I will try to put one out every week. Enjoy!
Another article has been posted! By now I think the theme of the series is starting to reveal itself. I decided to focus on what I consider my most formative years as a competitor (i.e. the most traumatic!) and chose tournaments that I consider major setbacks/turning points and the lessons that came with them.
Article 4: The Glass Ceiling
Another article has been posted! In this article I talk about some of my training experiences with a very strong player who eventually became a very good friend of mine. I also deal with some of the anxieties of traveling and the kind of obstacles I ran into.
Article 3: “Lift-Off”
Another article has been posted! As I come to an important realization of what has been holding back my progress, I embark on a tour of South American chess tournaments.
Article 2: “Shifting Gears”
I recently started writing a series of articles for the web site ChessIQ. It is a series of twelve articles, appearing weekly. I will be posting the link to the articles each week. I decided to experiment a little with the subject matter, simply writing about some of my experiences ‘on tour’ and see what came out. Hopefully, the people reading will get a new vantage point on what life as a professional chess player is like.
Article 1: “Recurring Themes”
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