Sydney readers are reminded that the COS tournament is on again this weekend, Sunday, 19 February. I'm looking forward to this as it's my first biggie competition in Sydney for some time. Plus, at a leisurely rate of one game a week, there's plenty of time for preparation and to recover from any bad losses. Actually, I much prefer the faster pace of 2 games a day, but this is apparently not a popular option.
Worth mentioning, too, about the COS is that it's the first time, in a while, that we make a return to the heart of Sydney; the venue is in the Bridge Centre, not far from Central Station. It's also just a stone's throw away from Peter Parr's chess shop. I suppose, as a way to celebrate this momentous event, Peter is giving away, to the first 100 entries, a glass chess set and board. That should be interesting!