". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Friday, November 14, 2008

I'm Sorry, Honey

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 . . .



Phillip Magness said...

Wow! I can't get cell phone coverage here at the monastary but thanks to the web I can get updates on Trevor's board thanks to your blog! :)

Thanks for posting, darling.

Hey - I think I'll go over to MonRoi and see if this game is being webcast!

Phillip Magness said...

Oh, well. No web cast. .

And it is 11:00 now and no update.....and I'm singing at Matins so better go to sleep.

I'll check in the AM! Also will check my Bethany email....

elephantschild said...

I've gone round the Indy loop a few times on our way to the Fort - it's the kind place where it's easy to get flipped around!

Glenda said...

Oh I love the Indy loop! :-) Really - it means I'm close to home. But it can be confusing, fortunately in Indy everyone drives like a race car driver and time goes by quickly.

Glad to hear Trevor did well, despite the Indy miscue. I know nothing about chess, but I'm still impressed with all his achievements. Hi-fives from up north.