I finally completed a study plan for my opening repertoire. I'm not sure how long it took to develop it. Probably about four years or so. But finally I plugged the most apparent gaps. This is my choice:
- London (53)
- Colle (83)
- French (99)
- Benoni (45)
- QID (40)
Between brackets you find the amount of necessary variations (total 320)
These were the criteria:
- Consistent with the Art of Attack in Chess. In the sense that you have a decent chance for an attack.
- When I screw up the attack a chance to convert to a good endgame
- Not popular
- Clear plans
- Low on theoretical lines
- Incomprehensible for lower rated players
- Openings must complement each other
- No overlap between openings
- Playable for the rest of my life
It was a lot of work to make all the choices. Now it's time to actually learn them.
In July and December I have a nine day chess tournament. I aim at to complete my preparation before the tournament in december. 320 variations in 220 dagen. Sounds doable.
Furthermore I will continue with the absorption of the 14 most frequent tactics.
Besides that, I will continue with the Art of Attack in Chess.
I will neglect endgame study for now, in order to keep the workload reasonable. I will consider entering a won endgame as a win, just to keep up the spirits.. Even if I screw it up. I will record the type of endgames though.
Sounds like a plan to me.