“They say I’m a rolling stone
Where I rest my head is my home,
I let it be known
that I’m a Samsonite Man”
I got back last week from my 2-month sojourn to Europe. I’ll recap the Cannes event in a couple posts over the next week or so, but for now, I’ll say that it didn’t end well for me. I started off with 4.5/6 and I seemed to be playing good chess – I had serious chances to beat two 2600+ GMs and I wasn’t in any trouble in my other games. However, in my next 3 games, I reached 3 better positions only to score 1 point!
I had higher hopes for this trip, especially after a shared first in Seville, but I only moved up from 2540 to 2549 FIDE for the March list. That’s still a career peak (along with a 2610 USCF rating), so it’s not all bad news …