So, guess who went the wrong way on the Indianapolis Loop today, significantly extending our travel time and getting us caught in rush hour traffic?
As a result, guess who was late for his 7:00 chess game tonight against--of all people--Alexander Shabalov? (To my chess-savvy readers: yes, THAT Alexander Shabalov. To my non-chess readers, click here to discover the significance of this pairing.)
Now, Trevor is a very, very good chess player, only about 30 points shy of being a master. But Shabalov is a grandmaster and winner of the 2007 U. S. Championship. And my son is playing him right now. Being late to this game meant that he started out with a time disadvantage in a match in which he needs every advantage he can get. GM Shabalov has at least 400 rating points on Trevor. But Trevor has now been playing him for over three hours and is still hanging in there. I know he will give it everything he has.
I'll let you know how things turn out. Until then . . .