Thank you, all my friends, for sharing my joy! I'm euphorically glad!
The advice of Squelchbelch is really good. Some of them I already use.
Like the one when making moves when you shouldn't. When I have had a rough day at work, a quarrel with someone, or other things shaking your mental status, I put myself of (as I call it) a quarantine of chess. I can read in the forms, I can watch my games, but make moves? No no.
Once I was totally out of my nerves and went to RHP to easen up a little. At that particular night I made several gross blunders that cost me the games later on. It was at that time I invented the quarantine.
Well, I should resign already lost games, but there are games that I make more effort to when I'm under in material. Like the Game 4377733
after a super duper blunder (Of what was I thinking?) I regained the materials. But Squelchbelch thoughts of psychological overspill to other games is worth considering.
I don't remember passing 1500 at something in particular. It was quite early in my RHP career. at April 2006 I peaked at 1540. At June the next peak came at 1578. At August I was at 1598 only two points from the magical 1600. But it wasn't before February 2007 I entered the magical 1600 and I felt as I were one of the big boys.
And in April I climbed up to 1668. At all peakings I told myself "To these heights I will never come again, this is how high I will get." And now, dear friends, I'm over 1700! To these heights I will never come again!
What will be the next goal? Perhaps to be among the top-1000? I'm only a few points away. If I can make it to 1709 then I'm there.
From now on it is downhill. Perhaps steep, but somewhere I will find my baseline once gain. Where? Perhaps all the way down to 1600 again? Or, preferably at 1650. I'm not skilled as a 1700-player, I know that, but what am I skilled as? The future will tell.
My friends, thank you all for letting me pretend that I am good as 1700 for a while. Thank you all.