My System

“We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!”
– Benjamin Franklin

Readers may recall that I’ve made various game theory comments about Chess over the past two years.

In practice, what it has meant for me is that I’ve not been comfortable with charging into the center with White. It seems like leaning into it.  This led to me playing 1. g3 for some years.

After a few disappointing results, not due to the opening itself, I became bored and recently switched to the center pawn openings.

My results have been mediocre. I consistently obtain good positions and then fail to execute. I feel like I don’t belong there. My heart isn’t in it.

It’s too much work for someone who isn’t a full-time chess player. I have to find my niche, and I think I found it in 1. g3 and should probably stay there and be happy if I don’t lose games and leave the spectacular winning streaks to the pros.

Jacques Delaguerre