Road to 2000: An Introduction

Hi all,

I have decided to begin blogging about one of my past-times, which is chess. I think it is going to be an interesting exercise for my perseverance to see how quickly I am capable of accomplishing a goal by applying myself and studying the game more intensely. Extra-curricular effort and study is something I have struggled with enormously in my past. And while I believe this is no longer the case, this will be an excellent test of that belief.

My stated goal will be a 2000 classical rating on

I believe this will be very difficult and perhaps take upwards of a year to do given that my knowledge of chess is rudimentary. I have done no studying of the game outside of tactics (which I have done a significant amount of), so my positional game is extremely lacking.

Anyhow, I hope everyone enjoys this as much as I will!