Loss of focus
Wednesday nights at the SD Chess Club is for OTB play. Last night I had a very interesting Scotch game where my opponent played the opening terribly. Needless to say, I got a very strong attack. During the course of the game however a visitor entered the club, and I'm not kidding when I say, this woman was to put it simply, outrageously gorgeous. Not one guy there could keep their eyes off of her!! The next thing I knew I was fighting for a draw in a Rook and pawn endgame down a pawn. Fortunately for me his extra pawn was doubled. Wow! I was so furious, upset and angry with myself for giving up the full point. I really don't know what the moral of this blog is, other than, when playing chess, keep your eyes on the prize, uhh I mean game!