Happy new year! I just returned home from London – was supposed to do so already yesterday, but the flight got seriously delayed. We couldn’t manage to get internet connection for our lodgings at the International Students’ House side building, that’s why there’s been no updates during the tournament.

Despite minor inconveniences (none of which related to the tournament organization – the organization was fabulous!), the LOGC was indeed a lot of fun, as I’d heard many times over. Even better was that I was able to perform well in the tournament, coming in on the first place, undefeated! Results and photos can be found at LOGC’s website.

A bit later, once I have gotten rid of my sleep debt, I’ll be adding the “decisive” game against Wang Wei here with some comments, partly courtesy of Guo Juan. I’ve also been forming an idea for a gote-related text as a result of watching The Shawshank Redemption during the London trip – hopefully I can make something really good out of it. I really liked that movie!