Friday, September 18, 2009

Back From Self Imposed Exile

As some of you might have surmised, I've unfortunately been packed loaded with office work and this has unfortunately led me away from chess for the time being and not being able to update this blog as much as I would like to.

My boss was less than happy with my "chess addiction" (despite it never having impacted my work in any way and I've never done any chess related stuff the past year during office hours unless I was on my lunch hour) and he wanted me to put a stop to it - which I did.

This unfortunately led to a total disillusionment of chess amongst other things. So during that period, I moved away from chess and instead took up computer gaming instead.

The past 2 months, I've been gaming with Command And Conquer, Freelancer and Mechwarrior. I don't deny it but it was fun, heaps of fun. The joys of gaming I guess, never really went away.

I had not touched chess for 2 months but this morning, I woke up at around 5am and logged onto FICS and promptly won all 3 games in succession. I guess in a way, I have not lost my edge although my opening repertoire will need a refresher course.


  1. In other words, you ended up being in a Dilbert cartoon?

  2. Welcome back to chess! It sucks when work gets in the way of what we really enjoy. Make time for yourself and chess in your free time.

  3. liquideggproduct : you have no idea. :D

    Polly: thanks, i will. this morning, i woke up and promptly got beat 3 times in a row on FICS. talk about karma. :)

  4. BattleTech versus Chess -- tough choice!! Gotta love 'em mechs.

  5. your boss is a fucking prick!