049 My Top 5 Chess Lessons From 2022 - Daniel Lona

Jan 17, 2023

After 800 hours of chess, you should learn some stuff.

That’s roughly the amount of time I spent playing and studying the game in 2022.

And, yes, for all that effort, there’s a nagging concern that I should be way better.

But I did learn a few things along the way.

In fact, 2022 marks my second full year of being a serious student of chess since my middle school days, when I first took the game seriously.

Much of the year required an "aggravating patience" - is that a thing? - as my rating refused to climb for the first six months.

Thankfully, I had two great coaches to guide my way, and eventually, I had some notable progress and rating gains.

Plus, I always keep my eyes open for insights so that I can share them with my fellow chess community.

Some are about the game itself, others about the overall journey. 

So, here are my Top 5 Chess Lessons of 2022!


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