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1 Year Anniversary (of Covid Chess)

We are approaching the anniversary of when I started teaching online because of Covid. People are getting a little burned out on chess, but those who hung in there for a year will be great chess players.  It's only fair. I do indoor rowing, not because I like it, but mainly just because I have one. And I did a LOT of indoor rowing. I recently looked at the stats, and I got a LOT better. It's interesting, because I didn't even want to get better, and I didn't really like indoor rowing that much. I'm naturally kind of unskilled at rowing and swimming. But the lesson I learned is that even practicing something I don't like, regularly, makes me a LOT better. Most importantly, I will probably see the results when things get to normal, and I'm only indoor rowing like once or twice a week.  For the kids playing chess and studying regular, they will see a huge bonus. They probably see the improvement now already, but they will see it in the following years (especial