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Trip Start Oct 20, 2007
11Trip End Nov 13, 2007
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Mumbai was even hotter and sweatier than Goa. On the night of the reception, I had sent out all my laundry, and the only shirt I had left was the one I had worn that morning. But in my wanderings it had been completely drenched in sweat and was nearly unwearable. I had to buy some souvenir shirts from a street vendor just to have something to wear.
The tournament itself was very organized and well-run. Kudos to the whole Hasbro-India team, plus Wilma, Philip, John Chew, and everyone else involved. The playing room was wonderful,
As far as my performance, I was moderately satisfied. I blew one game on a SOWPODS lacuna that would have never happened in OWL-land, and "lost" another on a scoring error by my opponent where I should have asked for a recount, but figured 9 points was too big. I did play some great games, including back-to-back barnburners against eventual second-place finisher Ganesh
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