Sunday, March 29, 2009

My Retirement Years

Yes, yes...when I retire, this is how I'd like to spend my days. Quiet, relaxing chess at the park. When the drunks aren't around, that is.

Chess in Hyde Park

You know what else? We've got this new guy at the park who isn't too bad a player himself. Some sort of postgrad student from Switzerland who sports a rating of 2300 FIDE. He's currently studying at Sydney Uni. He has one particular habit especially during a time scramble: viva two hands! According to him, it's them FIDE rules. See, I told you so. And this guy's smart.


Anonymous said...

it is most definitely not FIDE rules.

sassy said...

What's wrong w/a couple harmless drunks breathing down your neck with the liquor-soaked breath while you're trying to concentrate on a speed game? ;).

Anonymous said...

I could be wrong, but I think the Swiss player you are referring to is Denis Bucher.