Two days to go to the tournament in Dieren. My only preparation is the assimilation of a lot of endgame knowledge. I repeated everything 3 times plus I wrote an essay about it. I'm plateauing for 2 years now around 1730. Let's see if knowledge without skill can make a difference.
It is important to renew my pledges:
- I will not take the consequenses of my actions for my rating into account. No matter what.
- I will abstain from complex middlegame play, which is the second flaw in my play anyway, in order to avoid time trouble at all costs. I will play simple chess instead.
- I will not offer a draw.
- I will not accept a draw offered before I have less than 15 minutes on my clock in the last period of the game.
Todo-list for the next two days:
Review my new system against the Caro-Kan.
Review the QID.
Learn a new system against the French.