Second childhood? Fantasies of not-yet-over-the-hill-ness? Sheer hubris? For whatever reason, after 19 years of inactivity (and a few months of practice against computers) ^z came back to the chess arena in late 1990 and played in 20 official tournaments during the next two and a half years. He met scores of nice (and similarly delusional) opponents in the course of achieving 50 wins, 34 losses, and 7 draws --- and pulling his USCF rating up into Class A, a long-time fantasy he had held since youth. (If you see your name in these notes, please drop me a line and let me know how your chess is going! But beware: I have the moves on file for all of these games, and will not hesitate to share them with you.)

History reports:

Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 05:52:51 (EST) = 2000-12-14

(see PostaLite, TexasChess, and Chess1991To1993)

TopicPersonalHistory - TopicRecreation

(correlates: RegressionToTheMean, Chess1991To1993, Ninjas vs. Pirates, ...)