In late high school and early college, ^z played a little chess. His rating drifted around within Class B ... more or less average, in other words, for a semi-serious tournament player. He took part in seven competitions:

So ended ^z's teenage tournament chess career: 17 wins, 14 losses, and 6 draws. More than 60 solid hours of over-the-board sweat, building upon thousands of hours of study plus countless behind-the-scenes unrated practice games. ^z did not return to competitive play until late 1990, after a lapse of 29 years. (See PostaLite for ^z postal chess results and commentary, Chess1990To1991, and Chess1991To1993)

Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 08:05:05 (EST) = Datetag20001210


(correlates: GeoMemory, Chess1990To1991, PostaLite, ...)