". . . 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)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Another Writer in the House

There's another published author in the house! And you may be surprised when you hear who it is!

Trevor has several articles in the current edition of the Illinois Chess Bulletin, the bi-monthly publication of the Illinois Chess Association. The articles are analyses of games he played at the Denker Qualifying Tournament (which he won) several months ago. (Click here for a photo of Trevor in action at that tournament.)

For those poor and deprived souls among you who have never had the, um, interesting experience of reading a chess game analysis, here's a one-line excerpt from one of Trevor's articles:

"0-0? Bc5+ and White's position is hopeless. Re1 loses to Bf2, and while White plays Bd2 and Rhe1, Black castles and opens the f-file with f6, after which the e4 pawn becomes powerful."

Did you get that? Clear as mud, right?

It goes on like that for pages. Many, many pages.

Can you believe I was his proofreader? (Not to be confused with his editor, which I will never, ever be.)

Congratulations, Trevor. I am very proud of you.

And Caitlin . . . your time is coming. :-)


Evan said...

First, congrats Trevor.

This has me thinking of the "Ask A..." feature in The Onion. It was a regular column, structured like a typical advice column except that the responses would be pure non sequitur. I think Trevor's article would make a perfect "Ask A Chess Commentator".

Cheryl said...

Evan, very funny!