Erie City Championship Round 4 - Old Age and Treachery

Apr 28, 2014, 7:23 PM |

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.