Endgame blues

I just resigned a chess game. I now own my sixth loss. I could have played on for a long time, but my endgame was hopeless. I wish I was better at resigning other hopeless endgames in my life. I never acquired the habit. My stubborn persistence always gets in the way. Not that persistence itself is bad. You have to know how to use it. My persistence is like a battering ram–no subtlety whatsoever.

On the other hand, I’ve already won a tournament game today that I badly needed. The player was lower ranked than me, so the win does compensate for a loss to a better player. My prospects are fair to good in my other games too if I can avoid hopeless endgames. One thing I know for sure; I will persist.

Published in: on February 25, 2008 at 1:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

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