It's mind-boggling to imagine the challenge, but there's nothing Josh loves more. Bust a rook, son!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Not your average week
Schedules get tossed to the wind in summer time, and people do all sorts of things and call it vacation. Our son Josh is in LA this week at the 1st Metropolitan International Chess Tournament, competing with top players from around the world. It's a 9-round event over 5 days; think major brain work while seated for hours on end. It looks like there are 86 players registered (http://www.metrochessla.com/schedule.php), including 29 foreign players, 10 grandmasters, and 50 titled players. As luck would have it, Josh faced GM Michael Adams of England in round 1 last night, who appears to be the highest rated player in the tournament.