It's quite an honour to play in the Championships as well as a good opportunity to lock horns with some seriously strong players. On the downside:
- it's ridiculously expensive... a £175 entry fee (about US $350), and the need to pay for accomodation for two weeks (it's an 11 round event)
- it's also in just about the most difficult place to get to in England... anyone know of a cool cottage (with a broadband connection) to rent in Great Yarmouth?
I'd say it's about 70-30 that I'll decide to play. I'll keep you updated on my preparations on Chess Tales.