I randomly came across one of my old journal entries
while searching for something else online. (It seems I still don't use google as a verb.) I actually made it to a UCC meet last week. The 5th annual tournament
is coming up and I've been getting back into the habit of playing - a combination of turn based online games and weekly local ones. Cobh meetings are happening fairly regularly now, with two other solid attendees, one or two irregulars, one returning soon™, and one potential new player this week.
I'm trying to play differently, to change my style to embrace attacking. It feels quite uncomfortable; I'd much rather be playing moves I consider solid. But I think there is something to be learned, so I'll continue to lose games while i try to find whatever it is I'm looking for. It previously felt like I had hit a wall at about 9k EGF. Not that this current experiment is absolutely necessary, as I'm sure I would have improved if I actually studied, reviewed games diligently, etc. but this is an interesting change of pace. If I make any progress, I'll see how I get on in the tourney as 8k.