YES I DID IT!
Over the weekend, instead of watching the Superbowl, I mostly played chess. I play correspondence chess, and I had a few opponents on at roughly the same time. We exchanged moves quickly, or as quickly as correspondence chess allows, and soon I had three games approaching the 40th move. I had a growing advantage in all three, and suddenly all three were over.
In the aftermath of all the resignations, amid the smoke and smouldering rubble, I peeked at my rating: 2005. I had done it! I had accomplished one of my long-standing chess goals! Continue reading