Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A 10 year break

It's been 10 years since my last post. My USCF rating is still 1669. I had packed up my chess books and never expected to look at them again. Until...

Beau Mueller, webmaster for Hawaii Chess, sent an email announcing the 2015 Hawaii Chess Festival. The last time a big chess event was held in Hawaii was the 1998 US Masters/US Open.

Suddenly, thoughts of a comeback fill my head. Yesterday, I ordered the 4th edition of Jeremy Silman's How To Reassess Your Chess. I broke out the instruction manual for my Chronos chess clock and figured out how to program Game/120 + 5 second delay, the time control to be used in the Under 2000 section. In the near future, I plan to join to see how much rust built up from 10 years of inactivity. It's starting to get serious.