I avoided playing on FICS for the longest time, then all of a sudden I found myself playing almost nonstop for the past two weeks. I must taper off because it will curve my spine, rot my mind and make me go bald! ( well... I exagerate)
I need to get back to the discipline of my training routine. I won last night's came only by dumb luck as I was playing for cheap shots ( like i did on FICS) I ended up missing having my Queen and Rook skewered. I got lucky because the kid droppped a rook and thus I was up a piece.
The previous week I had a good attack forming against a 1700+ player but I couldn't sustain the intiative. The problem with the Smith Morra ( as well as other Gambits) is once the rush dies out, you have to play with a pawn down.
So its back to the Spartan regimine of GM-RAM, Ct-Art, going over GM games of my openings and of course the Alburt 300 Pocket Chess Training with Olga Zoueva in her sexy black dress on the cover. That's why I bought the book. ;)