Arrived in Dallas last night. How sick is this? I would give up waking up to this view every morning.........
......so that instead I could spend the next six mornings waking up to this one instead?
Damn chess! The things I give up to pursue this blasted game. Sometimes I do truly question my sanity. But what can one expect from somebody who has $5 bills in three different currencies in her wallet? Maybe I need to stay home.
End of my Chess Loser like rant. I’m actually happy to be at the US Open. I’ll see lots of old chess friends, and hopefully play some decent chess. Though there is bound to be some indecent chess too. What ever happens you will see it here.
I’m playing the five-day schedule, which means I have to cram my first six rounds into two days in order to catch up with the traditional schedule. Rounds 1-5 will be game/60 and then after that it's the civilized 40/2 game/60. Though that's far more civilized we'll see if I can manage to keep my brain engaged for such a long time. I start playing tonight. I’ll have two games. Tomorrow is the rough day because I’ll play four games.
It is very tempting to play in the action tournament today, but I'm going to show a little restraint by passing on that. I’d have to take a bye in round two while I lead a workshop at 1:00 pm. There is also the possibility that the first round would be late and I’d be late for my meeting.
I will posting games and pictures as the tournament goes along. I’m determined to do my internet on the cheap by not spending the $9.95 a day for in room internet. We’ll see how long I last before I get impatient with the free wireless downstairs or getting a cable in the cyber center across from the playing room.
Stayed tuned! Y'all come back soon.