What a game! I just won a fierce game that hinged on a queen sacrifice. I definitely must be improving. I doubt I would have seen something like this before, nor attempting something so audacious! I can’t want to analyze it. I was definitely in a tight spot. If I had given him two spare moves without check or mate, he could have captured the pawn on h3 and then kept my king in endless checks and forced a draw. Sorry I’ve been going on and on about chess lately, but new things I want to share keep coming up. I promise this won’t entirely turn into a chess blog!
Elsewhere in life, things are going pretty well. Yesterday in class, the professor singled me out for being the only student to come close to getting a particularly hard homework question correctly. I was pretty surprised. I hadn’t thought that problem was especially hard; there were others that were much worse for me on the homework. But I guess it was. Nice to know. I’ll miss this professor after this semester. This is my fourth class with her, and so far I have straight As. I hope next semester isn’t too difficult. This class has the longest prereq chain behind it, so I hope that means it’s the hardest, too.