29 December, 2010

A blitz high !

After saying that I play less blitz ( which is true ), I can only be pleasantly surprised that I have now breached 1100 on ICC.

OK, it might not seem much to some, but I am not a hard-core blitz player, so to do this is an achievement !

Having averaged the low 1000s most of the year ( with a nadir of 860 ! ) personally, I feel very good about this.

I will try not to be distracted from "real" chess, but will certainly enjoy the (probably brief ) 1100+ rating.

It was also great that it was a Réti gambit game that put me there :  I enjoy playing it !