Training Update 4-7-06

Today I studied for about an hour and a half. I decided that I can probably study about 1-1.5 hours a day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the morning before I teach chess. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays I'm normally too busy to get any real work in. I will raise my official goal to 3 hours a week of studying, since the 2 hours a week is too easy.

Today I completed one of two homework assignments Ben Finegold gave me to work on. It is a position that he asked me to spend 40 minutes analyzing. It was Black to play, with two candidate moves, and I had to analyze which one is better.

The other assignment I started working on, but didn't finish yet. To annotate the following game:

(1539) Bologan,V (2661) - Zvjaginsev,V (2664) [B35]
7th Karpov Poikovsky RUS (3), 20.03.2006
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 0–0 8.Bb3 e6 9.f4 d6 10.h3 Na5 11.0–0 b6 12.f5 exf5 13.exf5 Nxb3 14.axb3 Bb7 15.Qd2 Nh5 16.Bh6 Bxh6 17.Qxh6 Qh4 18.Nf3 Bxf3 19.Rxf3 Qd4+ 20.Kh1 Rae8 21.Rd1 Qh4 22.Kh2 Re1 23.g4 Rxd1 24.gxh5 Qxh5 25.Qf4 Re1 26.Rg3 Rfe8 27.Rg5 Rf1 0–1