Stopping Stonewall Study

While I enjoyed this game Nigel has advised me to move on from these stonewall openings. Which I understand I need to do, however, finding the time is a problem. Although, writing that I was reminded of something I read recently about removing the phrase “finding the time” from your vocabulary because we can never find the time and changing it to “make the time”. I’m working on a schedule for work, exercise and study. I’m finding it challenging but useful.  It’s important to decide what to stop doing as well as what to do.

My opponent said he used to play the Colle himself but had forgotten the lines. He lost time with 6…a6 and then blundered with 10…d4 and rather than settled for a being a pawn down went all in.

Dan Staples