My 2012-13 52 Game Quest "season" started in earnest last night. I played the next person up the ladder from Seb in Chessmaster (Grandmaster edition). You may recall I was 0-3 against Seb before I finally beat him. This next person up was Andy - rated 1294 in CM. I was rated 1193 or something going into this game.
We played a G/60 and as is typical with these computer personalities, he dropped pieces fairly effortlessly. I willingly gobbled them up and then waited for the CPU to go into overdrive which could lead to my defeat. But it never happened. I went up two knights, then a rook and then I eventually forced a mate.
I need to get a game in next week and the week after. Let me know if you want to play. Then over Labor Day weekend (Aug 31 - Sep 3), I'll be playing in the Southwest Open in Dallas. Then the Class Championships will be Sep 21-23 ... so lots of OTB in the next few weeks. Lastly, I just found out that my office is being relocated from downtown to north I-45. This means I may be able to start going to the SMC CC Friday nights - their club is just a skip and a jump from where I work.