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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Back to the past

This week has been a reminder of my past... I could remember the days I used to be a budding Grandmaster!

I officiated in an All Bengal Rapid Chess Event organised by Alekhine Chess Club at Gorky Sadan... and it was after such a long time I came face to face with the chess world I had not been in touch with for a long time...

I met Debayan after ages, Sandipan after a few months... some people in the chess world I had forgoten even exist... and it felt so nostalgic.

ACC was never my favourite hunting ground... I remember EtV Chess Championship where I would have become champion if not for the fateful mistake against Debayan. Man, I hate him for that! He won an all expences paid trip to Ramoji Film City and lived in a 5-star... gosh was he lucky.

I did the pairing part of the show .. that was entirely related to the computer. How I wish there was a Pairing manager for Linux-based Systems! Neverthelss, m$ excel and sp98 was corrupted by me as it was just another arbiter's job for three days. The food was great and the ambience was excellent! I would love to officiate at ACC again...

I also wondered if I should be playing again... I know form is no excuse... I can always come back... I can always be my best.

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