Time to retire.  at age 80 1/2     i am about at the end of my rope.    nothing to gain but I'm still having the time of my life.  Great games.  Also, I might say I'm making stupid mistakes; But therein lies the beauty of the game. We are human.

In my latest trip to the hospital, I have been diagnosed with COPD water on the lungs. As a result I have been sent home with Hospis as terminal. Only a matter of time.

I will of course, continue to play my favorite games; but there are a few questions.

I won’t be going on vacation. I will not return to the games.

While I wish all the best, I don’t think my opponents should be rewarded any value for my death.