A few week ago my friend Paul (rated 2156 at the time) decided to play in the Dallas Insanity. 24 hours of chess, 20 games of G/30.
I advised him not to, since it is pretty hard to play a quality game in 30 min. He played anyway and lost 26 points.
I should have listened to my own advice and not played in the 5 round G/30 event yesterday. I won the first 2 games, but only managed a half point in the next 3! and lost 29 points.
So I am back at my 1800 floor! The good news is that I can only go up now!
The main reason I played was to get some games in before the SWO, and I really didn't have much of a choice. Now I can play without any worry of losing rating points!
Click here for the ugly cross table.