Erie City Championship Round 4 - Old Age and Treachery
Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut. ~ P.J. O'Rourke.
After losing in round 3, I was now in the middle of the pack. My next opponent was a kid rated a few hundred points below me. However, I could not underestimate him, since he had defeated the defending champion in the first round, and he got a draw against another player much stronger than me.
However, I could not bring myself to lose to a kid who was too young to shave. Also, my son was competing for the youth trophy, and a win be me would help him. So I summoned all of my old guy powers against my youthful opponent.