"Essentially paralysed with nothing constructive whatsoever he can undertake"
Times, 26 July 2010
Times, 20 July 2012
Res ipsa loquitur.
Still, just in case I give the impression of doing even less work on my blog posts than Ray does on his columns, let's also use this post to look forward to the hundredth British Chess Championships which kick off in Torquay on Monday. Normally we try to blog daily during the tournament, so if you're all very good, we'll see we what we can do.
We also hope to bring you some posts about the tenth South Wales International Open, in Penarth, in which two of your bloggers recently participated. The Penarth tournament was, as it happens, a qualifying tournament for the British Championship. Looking at the final standings....
Looking more closely...
Good Lord! That name in the middle appears to be mine. I seem to have actually qualified for the British Chess Championship. More of the same, it isn't.
Too late for me to arrange to play this year, but they tell me that I can defer my entry, and I've done precisely that. So in 2014, I'll be playing.
Enjoy the weekend. And enjoy the tournament.
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