Grandmaster, former US Champion, (and a long time hero of mine) Larry Christiansen played a 10 game simul last night. He beat me. Twice. In about 20 minutes. A humbling experience, but a whale of a good time. That’s former Women’s World Chess Champion, Susan Polgar, in the pink coat in back. Her son (who can’t have been more than five) was playing next to me. He lasted a lot longer than I did.