Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Play-Offs

I am so excited.

It's better than the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the NCAA Tournament combined.

I've been looking forward to this for weeks.

I can barely stand it.

It's got me pumped.

It is none other than the regional city play offs.  For chess.

I won't lie.  This ain't no Cinderella story from my perspective. Daniel's school is last year's city-wide champs.  The pressure is on.  They are the favorites.

But there's still worry.  Dr. Korenman, Russian chess master extraordinaire (read about him in this blog), is the coach for the primary competition.  He has worked with many of the students from Dan's school, but another team owns him. 

We may be in trouble, folks.

Joe, as usual, is rolling his eyes and asking why I don't get this excited about the kids' sporting events.

And I offer my usual response:

Have you met me?


  1. "Your body has to be in top condition. Your Chess deteriorates as your body does. You can't separate body from mind."

    Chess Champion Bobby Fischer

    Wow...maybe now that my body gets more shaped and bladed with each and every workout, I could be the new chess king of West Beverly or East Mt. Greenwood.

  2. Good luck to Dan!


    Aunt Megan

  3. Did you sign and return the "zero tolerance" contract for this sporting event?

  4. I'm happy to know their are people getting pumped up over chess. Go Team Brains! I hope Dan's school wins. I just adore you're usual response "Have you met me?" I might have to steal that one and use it on my family!

  5. I used to play chess and loved it! My son is into computers and goes to computer events, so I get really excited for him. He swears up and down I don't, but how do I show excitement at a computer event?

    Good luck!

  6. We live in Syracuse, but I will still show the love for the chess tournament! Go orange and go checkmate!

  7. Maplewood - I think your dominance in chess could probably even span Oak Lawn and Alsip!

    Meg - Thanks - he came in first in his division!!

    Missy - I refused. I felt screaming "lose, lose!" to any opponent was fully within my rights as a mother.

    itsadomelife - use is whenever you'd like! It takes too long to defend myself all the time, so I like to point out that I've pretty much been this way from Day One.

    Crack You Whip - Make signs! Get a megaphone! Be a total embarassment! I would. But then again, I'm probably not going to be allowed visitation with my future grandchildren....

    Andrea - Yes - go orange and chess! What else could a person possibly want???