OTB Final for Sure
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OTB Final for Sure

cary_galt
cary_galt
Apr 15, 2018, 7:54 PM |
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Well, it really was the final today. Last game of the season and now
the emotional letdown. Mr. Tosova was a brutal opponent. He was tenacious. Every thought, every attempt on my part to distract and lure him into an abyss was met. Until I faltered once, then stumbled again. My play was less than that of a petulant child. One ridiculous misstep after another. Well, you be the judge.

 

 

     In fairness, I didn’t say that I lost. Merely that my attitude and approach today were horrible. I remember thinking driving to the hall, “the last thing on earth I want to do today is play a tournament round of chess.”

     Mr. T. was tireless. Until he wasn’t at move 43. Rf3

     Thereafter, it was a matter of technique. He insisted that it go on until the end. All the way to mate. Because his team wanted it that way.  And for that, I find no fault in him. 7-0 yeaaa me.

 

     Are you bored now?