Friday 21 April 2023

Another surprise encounter

 These days I keep running into surprise chess fans. Today's encounter was a book shop in Sydney, after I had inadvertently stole $117 worth of books. I had purchased them the day before, but the credit card transaction had not been completed before I left the store. Realising my crime, I returned today to settle accounts. I described my purchases to a different manager than yesterday's, as "chess and gardening books". She immediately asked me if I had watched the previous nights game, referring to the current World Championship match. I said that I not, but was aware that Ding had failed to convert a promising position. "Yes, he missed a few chances" was her considered reply.

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