Chess makes me sleepy.

Dec 18, 2010, 5:33 PM |

Club tournament today - 3 round G45/5.    No byes!   I played my games, finished 0-3,  came home and toppled into bed and slept for three hours.


Two good games, and one that I seriously fouled up - I was winning strongly in the mid-game, and let go of it.   I was conflicted about the game from the start, since I was facing a kid,  and that seriously messed up my thinking.     I don't like playing serious chess with little kids - I feel crummy about losing,  and I feel downright horrible about winning.    I'm going to have to work on that, because I will be facing kids in tournament again - in this day and age it's pretty inevitable.

All in all, a good tournament though,  and I got a good pointer on playing the Alekhine defense from my 2nd round opponent.    And my endurance is improving - I woke up the same day afterwards!