Saturday, February 21, 2009

I'm still standing.

My surgery was a success, though their was so much scar tissue from the previous one that they had to open me up (the surgery was supposed to be laparoscopic). I have 20 some staples in my abdomen now, but at least I'll have a bitchin' scar. I'm recovering very well. Thanks for all the support. It's much appreciated. I should be out of the hospital in 3-4 days. On the beach soon after. Playing through Kramnik's Best Games, which is poorly translated but excellent in terms of material. Did you know Kramnik used to attack?

That's a joke. Kramnik spent almost all his career as a much more dynamic player than people gave him credit for. After his loss to Anand he made some noise about revitalizing his game, and I hope we see him bring back the Classical Sicilian or some other lines he used to whip ass in.

That's all from Delotid land for now. For those of you who don't know, that's a strong narcotic flowing into my arm right now. I doubt it's helping my chess, but at least I'm not screaming.


tanc (happyhippo) said...


Great to hear that your op was a success and you're on your way to recovery. It's definitely wonderful news.

I know about Kramnik pre-2000. He used to be a fierce attacker and a dangerous tactician (ala Kasparov) and among his repertoire was the Sveshnikov Sicilian.

Among one of his greatest wins was over Kasparov in the Intel Rapid Grand Prix event of 1994 in Moscow.

It's amazing to see the depths of Kramnik's calculative ability.

cheers and best wishes

Long Time Reader said...

I wish you a speedy recovery!