I appreciate the fact that you took the time to respond. Let me
address a couple of the points you made, and then hopefully we can
both let this go and get back to chess (although I certainly welcome
any continuing dialogue you may wish to have with me).
First of all, I do not know for a fact that D played against himself to
inflate his rating-- if he did so, I do agree that this is rather sad, but
perhaps we should let him speak for himself on this issue.
As far as I am concerned, I do not "rant" here-- I do post rather
often, compared to some, but I like to think that what I say has some
merit and some validity. Everything I have posted here was, in MY
opinion, said with the good of the site in mind. If there is anyone who
disgarees with that statement, I invite them to say so below this post.
And I certainly do not "whine."
I am far from a hothead ("little" hothead?? I'll leave that one alone)--
I simply respond with strong language when I feel that someone else
is being done an injustice. You may say anything you wish about me--
I have a far thicker skin than you think, and words on a computer
monitor can do very little to hurt me. And I have, in fact, read all of
your posts, including the one which was signed "not to be taken too
seriously." And I did not take your bragging too seriously. I DID take
your insulting another player seriously, and I would respond the same
way to anyone who did the same thing. This is not a personal
vendetta against you.
You have not, in fact, made any impact on me whatsoever, in terms of
chess. If we do meet in future rounds of the tournament, I will play
against you the same as I play against anyone else. As for
my "puerile" reply to your post-- please feel free to explain what,
exactly, was puerile about it.
And how have I shown you "how far I can go in chess"? That, my
good man, will have to wait.
If you care to respond to this, I would be happy to see it. I am NOT
attempting to engage in a battle with you-- we are simply having a
dialogue. If you wish to escalate it with harsh words and insults, you
will find yourself having that conversation alone.
The Dark Squire