I have Lev Alburt's 300 positions . He has 300 positions that he claims are essential for tournament players. It’s my take everywhere book. I ma on my third pass on this and still feel more like the kids in Sandlot rather than the crimson caped, speed-o wearing Spartan 300. Thus I present the Sandlot 300 because this is more like the noise in my head versus the reality OTB.
In other news, I missed Tuesday night chess club and was hankering for a game. I decided to give FICS a try again. Normally I have been opposed to internet chess since I play quickly. But I’ve been playing a lot this week, only playing higher rated players. So far my rating after a little over 20 games is 1641. Its hard to practice real chess, but I am having some good games in the sandlot.