Re: chess and extro5

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jul 09 2001 - 08:33:08 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> Lee Corbin wrote:
> > I played in tournaments from about age 15 through
> > age 40, and got up to 2280 at one point; when
> > I stopped, about ten years ago, I was 2207.
> HOly schlaMOLY, Lee, I have treated you with
> insufficient respect! My apologies, master! Crimony
> 2280!

That is pretty damn fine, Lee.
> Even more than E4, Extro5 went by in a hyperactive
> blur. I have never been so cheerfully exhausted as I was the
> Tuesday after. By extrapolation, I suspect that the
> extro conferences will never be a good place to play
> chess, discuss mathematics or anything of the sort.
> There is just too much going on, too many fascinating
> conversations going on, too many fun people gathered
> in one spot. Let us not assume a chess match at any
> future extropian gathering.

I concur on this. I had a phenomenal time at Extro5, and away from the
Hilton, Spike's home was a hotbed of brilliant minds in communion. I had
the time of my life there.

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