The grades finally came out.
Game Theory ... B+
Portfolio Theory & Asset Pricing ... B-
This was my 2nd worse semester since the very first semester. I've always earned at least one A- since that first term. This term ends that streak.
It was a tough semester. The spreadsheet class and PTAP kicked my hide. The negotiations and game theory class were enjoyable and I feel like I learned a lot from them.
I hope the Summer Term will go better. I am shooting for an A in both MNO classes.
Weird chapter ... Quixote is at the dinner table and delivers a discourse on the difference between a man of arms and a man of learning.
This chapter begins the story of the captive traveller. A footnote states that this could be a semi-autobiography of Cervantes. It is a wild adventure and I don't see how it adds to the story.
I'm itching to get back in the ring (on-line tournaments). I haven't been able to play as many games as I would have liked. I've been doing a lot of projects around the house and helping out the wife and kids. By the time I have a few free minutes, I am too tired to log on to FICS and play. Instead, I just watch TV or read a book.
The May 9, 2006 chessgames.com puzzle is 38. ? At first, I think the pawn needs to advance to g6 to defend f7 and h7. But I think that there must be some sacrifice. Rh8+ would probably be my best bet. Then on the next move, advance the pawn to g6.
The answer ... Rh8+.