And also... having to handle a tournament with 70 entries (must be a record, isn't it?), and anticipating further growth in the future due to the popularity of this game, I see a situation that we'll have to find a way to limit participation, so that tournaments will be manageable...
I think the organizers of this great game should discuss possible changes in entry procedures, and I may have some suggestions... so I think it would be better to delay the commitments thread for a while... I don't see the urgency of making commitments in early November for tournaments in January and beyond... no harm will be done if we wait a week or two...
Career high ranking: 6 (16/10/2005)
Current Ranking: 40, 789 pts, 35 tournaments
2007 race to the championship: 26, 293 pts, 8 tournaments
Year-end Ranking: 2006 - 46, 2005 - 8, 2004 - 63, 2003 - 146
Winner: 2006 - Beijing, 2005 - Sydney, Budapest, Hasselt
Runner-up: 2006 - Prague, 2005 - Hyderabad, Forest Hills, Los Angeles YEC
Semifinal: 2006 - Paris, Bogota, 2004 - Sopot
Quarterfinal: 2005 - Prague, Modena, 2004 - Indian Wells, Stockholm, Seoul, Filderstadt