Just shy of three years ago, I was giving way too much time and attention to chess. Perhaps some of you can relate. Anyway, I walked away from the game at the time. Then a few days ago I saw that movie, Queen to Play, and I got kind of fired up. The allure of chess got the best of me, and now I am back in it.
I knew I would be rusty, but I can't believe how much ground I have lost! I have played a few live games (10, 15, and 30 minutes per player) and lost them all. I don't usually lose most, let alone all, of the games I play. I can't believe what a hard time I am having playing either live or correspondence. I seem to have lost pretty much all of my chess savvy. I feel like I have no idea what I am doing!
What a sorry state of affairs!