That damn Elton John song kept running through my mind.
I'm back in Philadelphia for this year's Liberty Bell Open. Unlike last year where I spent the weekend being pushed around in a wheelchair, I am quite mobile and free to move about the playing room as needed. That's a good thing because I played a 5 hour and 48 minute game last night in round . I drew with a 1900 from upstate NY who I've played a few times before. I'm so glad to travel to Philadelphia to play players from New York. Italics for the sarcasm challenged. :-)
I will post the game later. I'm about to start round 2. I decided to play up in the under 2100 section. Am I nuts? Maybe. But I did get a draw against a higher rated player. I'm playing the 4 day schedule which means all 7 of my games will be 40/2 SD/60. I can't use the "I had trouble transitioning from the fast control to the slow control" excuse. Last night's game lasted longer then my last 6 games this week combined. That's what happens when I play 6 games of "cracktion" in a week. Last night I scored a half point less then my other 6 games combined. Yep it wasn't a great week. Lots of clock issues. More on that later.