I’ve been playing since Nov 2016, this blog is a way for me to study and share some of the things I’ve learned over time and reference back when I need to brush up. I reached 1400 quickly after joining the tournament scene in 2019 but COVID hit and put a damper on any official progress. The current goal is USCF 1500/1600 this year depending on the state of the world in the fall, 1800 in 2021 and eventually 2000 by 2022 at which point I think I’ll be happy with my overall skill level.

I’m primarily a Queen’s Gambit, Indian Defense, Caro player and the vast majority of my game will reflect that. I also have a youtube channel where I review the games posted in more detail.

Castle Short Youtube

Chess games and writings.

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