i deleted my old blog because someone read something they shouldn't have (hi jane) so this is going to be mostly for chess related stuff.
i was thinking about going back to the Nimzo-Indian because I prefer the positions for it. i was dabbling in the Tartakower but i find the positions after 1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 are better than the positions after 1.d4 d5 2.e3 and that's the only reason why i'm trying that :)
K was interested in having a 16 game active match during his christmas break, which i think is cool. i need to think about some ideas. i'm not particularly happy with anything as white. the nimzo may be my main weapon v. 1.d4, i would try the grünny but i think the exchange may be better for white. not sure what my main weapon will be v. 1.e4 i think kirk may give me a lot of ruy lopezes if i play 1.e4 e5. he is very solid v. the sicilian and i can't remember what caro line he plays. switches between advanced and panov if i remember correctly. probably i will ruy lopez him to death, but likely not the Marshall. probably mix it up a little sooner. we'll have to see. i've got a month to think. the schliemann is always an interesting attempt, but not all the time.