Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Goddesschess Fighting Chess
Goddesschess is the sponsor of the fighting chess prize of the 2008 U.S. Women's Championship. The prize is $350 and the Susan Polgar Foundation will add an additional $150 to round it off to $500.
The hotel is nice and conveniently located. There is a supermarket / drug store across the hotel. There are many nice restaurants within a 5 minute walk.
Frank Berry is exhausted from working overtime to put on a nice event. Jim Berry will not be here until either late tomorrow night or Thursday. He is out of the country at the moment.
I have spotted IMs Ippolito, Vigorito, Finegold and GM Gurevich so far.
Unfortunately, I arrived home late last night from the National Elementary Championship in Pittsburgh. Therefore, I had to catch up on a number of things at SPICE before I can head out to Tulsa to personally deliver the Goddesschess fighting chess prize to Mr. Frank Berry. I wanted to make sure that the prize is there for the closing ceremony. I also wanted to personally support Mr. Frank Berry for generously sponsoring the U.S. and U.S. Women's Championship. By the time I got to the hotel (after nearly an 8 hour drive from Lubbock), the games were already done.
I have to say that due to the tremendous technology today, I was able to do at lot of work in the car such as answering emails, conducting phone conferences, writing my weekly column, and even giving interviews. Don't worry, it was completely safe because Paul was driving. What do we do without wireless technology? :)
I will post many pictures from round 2 and perhaps some video footage tomorrow.