I have been writing down my thoughts in this new blog and hope it is doing some good. I am mindful that my main objective in playing chess is to improve my game, enjoy the games and possibly make new friends through playing. So, it was quite a disappointment to discover that in the recently started Veterans World Cup 10, I have already made a strategic error in one game.
When starting the games I decided to stick with 1.e4, it is something that I have been playing mroe recently after a switch to d4 for quite a few games. I enjoyed d4 openings but wanted to try and win more games, e4 seems possibly a little more likely to give me that.
We started the game with my opponent going straight for the Sicilian Defence, not a huge surprise as it is a very popular defence. I had done a brief review of my opponents games before starting and thought it likely to get either a Ruy Lopez or the Sicilian, usual fare.
The moves have been, 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6
Going forward I must take more care when recording the moves, not only to prevent blunders but also to save me wasting time on positions that do not exist!