An Experiment in Rapid Chess Improvement

Record of my experience in undertaking Michael de la Maza's "Rapid Chess Improvement" program.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

It's a Conspiracy...

I think there is some sort of conspiracy against me playing OTB tournament chess. Let's consider the evidence:
  • Three tournaments ago: Some work thing came up to where I had to work the weekend, thereby missing the tournament.
  • Two tournaments ago: A nice 4 round SS and...I ended up being on call for work and got sick (I suspect some sort of poisoning from my office).
  • Most recent: I was hoping to play in the March 4 round SS at the new chess club in Austin, but round 1 was this past weekend and guess what? I had to work both Saturday and Sunday. Okay, it's one game each Sunday evening, so I take a bye for the first round, and play the next three Sunday evenings. Nice try. I'm going to Detroit on business for 4 weeks.
I also found out today that a weekly conference call was getting rearranged guessed it...Thursday nights, right during my regular weekly game with OJ (not that it will matter for the next 4 weeks...).


Ah, now I feel better after getting that off my chest. So, anyone know of any chess clubs in Detroit, Michigan? :-)