Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May Misc.

So I played that guy I noted in my last post.  It wasn't such a crushing defeat.  I was expecting a swift knockout, but I actually put up a fight for 55 moves.

The last game I played in T42 ended in a agreed draw.  I admit I was happy with the draw considering I had all losses in T42 and this guy was almost 100 pts higher than me.

I finally made it to the local chess meetup.  I've been meaning to go for the last year, but finally made a priority of it and went this month.  This might sound a bit shocking, but it was the first time I've played over the board with other people (besides my kids) since I was in college about 10 years ago.  It was a load of fun!  I met a couple of people who live in the same part of the city as I do and we joked how we travelled all the way downtown to play!  So there is talk of starting our own little club in our neck of the woods.  I played a couple of people at the meetup.  I think I was hustled by one of the regulars.  I won the first game, drew the 2nd and then lost the last two.  All were exciting games.  I think I'll definately do that again - lots of fun!

Lastly, I thought I'd put a standing "seek" out there for the next few weeks until T43 starts.  Let me know if you want to play.  A really good time for me is Sunday mornings at 3:00 FICS time.


  1. I can't compare OTB play with online.
    You should try to play OTB as much as possible.

  2. Hi I might want to play some long games on FICS with you.
    I live in Denmark (UTC+2).
    My handle is Nygren.
    Please contact me on mail:
    thomas (a) nygren (dot) biz