I really enjoy playing, win or lose, but if I lose I want to give a better account of myself, and of course I do want to win more often. Nothing wrong with that.
So to put it on record in a concrete fashion, my ideal program for the year 2006:
- Win the RCC B-class championship. Having taken the measure of the other B-players over the last couple of months I don't think this is unrealistic, if I play my best. But it won't be easy.
- A plus score (at least 3.5 out of 6) at the Far West Open. Given that I'll be one of the lowest rated in my section, this seems a reasonable goal, and would also raise my rating somewhat.
- End 2006 with a rating over 1700.