Hasta la Vista

It’s better to burn out than to fade away. ? Neil Young

I think I’m going to take a break from chess (except teaching).

All the sparkle has gone out of my tournament play.

I’m getting all my artistic satisfaction from programming now, which demands most of my time, and more sitting than is good for my health. Tournament chess simply aggravates my physical condition. GM Davies advised me to simplify my life and discard extraneous activities, and I fear chess has become one of those.

Until such a time as I have more material to present, I bid my readers a fond farewell.

Sincerely,

Jacques Delaguerre