Staying Focused

It seems that there’s some more news to ignore, so try to resist the temptation of visiting this link. If you managed it then well done, you’re well on your way to achieving the kind of focus that is invaluable in improving your chess.

I did click the link but got kind of bored with it. Of course those actually interested in playing for the World Championship are going to have another emotional roller coaster as the system and its organizers change once again.

Getting back to the more important matter of improving our own chess playing (rather than just watching others or various organizational shenanigans), here’s a game from my ‘junior Queen’s Gambit Declined’ file. Please note carefully that I have such a file and it shows how the solid QGD is also an opening with which you can attack: