|Chess Cake celebrating the year in chess!|
|The lounge of a hotel I stayed at in Orleans, France. Chess seems to follow me around!|
My recent performance in the Australasian Masters was ok, but nothing special. The big problem here I think was lack of practice. In the first half of the year I was playing regularly, at least once a week, which kept me sharp. I then played little chess during September, October, November and felt a bit rusty going into the Masters.
|Another chess cake, seeing how I'm celebrating.|
|Hopefully I'll be able to study some modern theory in 2016!|
I am also a chess coach, though the majority of my students are young children at a beginner level. I'm always looking for materials to show which are both educative and entertaining, and hopefully I'll see some students breaking through this year.
|Wishing you all a Happy New Year|
Is this enough? I think so. I hope you all had a great Christmas, or whatever you celebrate, and have a great New Year and that 2016 is a good one for you. I'll be starting this blog up again in January when I'll be playing in the 2016 Australian Chess Championship.