The next round I was the highest rated 1 pointer, so I got paired against the low 1.5. He was rated 1101. I did win that game. While I was playing that game Hikaru Nakamura was giving a simul. He went 26-0. I did take a few pictures while he was playing.
Finally Friday night all three schedules merge into one. We're all play 40/2 G/60. I got paired down against another 1300. At least I finally get another adult opponent. I was tired, and had a pounding headache. At one point my opponent was thinking a long time so I went back to my room to take a couple of ibuprofen. I'm sharing a room with Carol Jarecki who is an International Arbiter and National Tournament Director. She was in the room watching TV. She was a little surprised to see me. I told her what I was doing. I said I would be the dumbest cheater alive if I pulled at my computer and started looking at Chessbase while my roommate is watching.
I went back down and continued playing. My opponent offered me a draw in this position.
Normally I would not take a draw with this much material left on the board. This would be the type of position that I get annoyed with one of my students offering a draw hoping to just get rating points. I broke my own rule and accepted the draw. I didn't feel like playing the position and I still had a headache. Saturday was going to be a very busy day with meetings and another game, so I decided I would take this early draw.