Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Game Plans and Resolutions

Statistically speaking, New Year resolutions have less than a 10% success rate. Of all the resolutions I've made throughout my life, only two came to fruition. As you can see, I am one of those statistics. I think I'm in good shape to plow my way through the statistical barrier this year.

I have a personal resolution and a goal to meet for the upcoming year. The resolution, which shouldn't be too difficult, is to remain physically active and fit.

My goal for this year is, of course, to improve my chess game. In an earlier posting, I stated that I wanted to improve my rating 150 to 200 points by early mid-summer of this coming year. At the time of that posting I had a rating of 1405; but I'm going to push the bar here, if I may be so bold, and set my sights on achieving a rating high enough to classify me as a "B" rated player by end of summer 2009.

On a different note, here is a listing of the upcoming 2009 events I plan to compete in:

* 69th New England Open
* 76th Greater Boston Open
* 78th Massachusetts Open
* 2009 Eastern Class Championship
* 11th Annual Foxwoods Open
* 14th Bradley Open
* 2009 Continental Open

EOY Rating: 1471