Wednesday, January 16, 2008

US, Santa Cruz and chess

I moved for some time to the US. Since one month I'm settling in in Santa Cruz, California, visiting UCSC.

I wouldn't be myself without looking for a place to play chess. It turned out that every week there is a tournament in a cafe in a large bookstore in the middle of Santa Cruz downtown. I played there and later I was surprised to find on the Internet an analysis of one of my games. I lost a game to Dana Mackenzie, and you can follow the analysis on his blog. Dana is a freelance writer, former mathematics teacher, and holds PhD from Princeton. His USCF rating happens to be equal to my FIDE rating, 2048.

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