Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Definitely NOT 26k


I had offered adriana (26k) a rematch after my win against her with a 4-stone handicap (she was ranked 25k then). This time, we played evenly and I was slaughtered. Again, I made what mungo (4k) calls silly mistakes that are often from lack of mindfulness.

She agreed to give me 1-2 stones next time. One stone might still be a stretch since my best playing ability on a good day is barely 27k.

As I've mentioned a couple of times in KGS chats, rank is probably both a measure of skill and mental alertness. A shortage of either one can cripple a player's abilities.

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