Today is the deadline for submitting my Chess Life article on the K-12 Championships. It's been a difficult task trying to put into 2500 words or less what I wanted to report on from the tournament. Included in those 2500 words were all the moves and annotations of the two games that go with the article. That left me with about 1500 words of my own to play with. Giving me 1500 words to describe three days of chess played by 1200+ kids is like giving a guy coming out of the desert a teaspoon of water. It's not enough!! However I just need to make a few changes this morning and send it in.
Once that's done I will be back writing about the adventures and misadventures of a "mobility challenged" player and tournament director making her way through the local chess scene on crutches. Just because we set on our butts when playing chess, doesn't mean we can take for granted the ability to get to the tournament to sit on our butt for a few hours.