Whats going on
I gave myself a one month subscription to www.chesslecture.com which gives me an unlimited viewing of their 500 plus videos which I am enjoying. Watching them on endgame fundamentals, the danish gambit, the scotch as black (I need to learn this to fend off Cratercat) and a bunch of other topics. At 12.95 for the month, it is about a cost of a book and given my situation I will get my moneys worth.
I have also bought a book Danish Dynamite on the Danish Gambit and the tactical training Cd Theory and Practice of chess endings. I selected this since there are learning modules mixed in with problems. I impatiently await for this to arrive.
I am doing alot of Level 20 Ct-art problems trying to stay sharp. I will move on to L30 at some point soon.
Certainly, I hear alot of critism of spending too much time on opening study. I wonder about this. There is a high school Senior I play against in Chess Club who has done a very deep study in the openings. He is very tough and knows the reasons why one should play a move vs another move. He plays a very tough Sicilian. I arranged some wellfought games between him and Cratercat. I believe that a deep study around one opening helps one better understand the ideas of chess. I believe this info is transferable to improved playing strength even when playing different openings.