Sunday, January 29, 2023 08:35

Time Flies Like An Arrow, Fruit Flies Like a Banana

So, after my last post where I debated the merits of taking a little break from correspondence chess, I got to thinking.

I thought, “hey, last time around it took a week or so to pair me up for a two-game match. Class tournaments on IECC might take a little longer to find five players in my class range… why don’t I put my name in now and then I’ll still have a short break…” (At IECC, a Class tourney is five players in one’s rating range playing a single Round Robin – four games at once.) In the last update there was only one player signed up in my class level. So I went ahead and put my name in. I’ll have a week, or a month, before I’m playing again, right?

The next day, I got my registration and pairing notices. So much for a break! Although the games officially start today according to the pairing notice, I’ve already sent out my two moves and white and geared everything up for playing all four games.

(Though on the scale of problems, this is a fairly nice one to have at this point.)

Have a happy and safe labor day, and enjoy your chess!


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