Thursday, May 12, 2005

Downward Chess Spiral (Games, Not Poker)

I play Dark Chess, a nifty variant of chess regularly on They have ladders, where you try to get to be king of the heap. After 7 months of trying, I finally made it to the top of the heap on the 48 hour ladder, and happily stayed there for almost four weeks.

I was eventually leap-frogged, and held the #2 position for a week, and hoped to leap-frog back by quickly winning a game. I checked today, and I'm now in #4 spot. Given the amount of churn among the games, I have no positive expectation of returning to top-dog spot anytime soon.

Pity party anyone?

PS: The spike in blogging is because I'm on hold on the phone. When do you blog?