I consider this to be a very good sign. Actually, for two reasons:
- my bad performance during the Wunsiedel Open did not surpress my motivation
- the absence of training or at least the considerable reduction in training during the last two weeks (based on my participation in two tournaments) makes me miss something I (obviously) like doing!
The following position (my fore-last for today; together with the last I did today) was an eye-opener; white to move:
So from now on, even when the puzzle to solve may only ask for the very next move, my considerations have to include a concrete - and most important a decent - variation!
In addition, I did a one lesson (of slightly less than one hour) on basic endgame principles in de la Villa´s book; with a decent amount of time spent on simply doing a recap on stuff I did some weeks ago...