Am feeling a little sad now as in a few hours time, I will be playing the first round of the First Saturday GM tournament in Budapest which is going to be my last tournament abroad, probably for a long time. While I am sort of looking forward to going back to KPMG and drawing a decent salary, I really enjoyed this stint as a semi-professional. Since it was never going to work out financially, I could not afford to do this for more than a year, as much as I would like to.
Anyways, it looks like 2 players have withdrawn from the initial 10-player list and it is increasingly likely that it is going to be a 8 player double round robin. I have never played in a 14 round tournament before and I'm sure there will be some days with double rounds to fit everything in within the schedule. Will put up the player list and schedule once everything is finialised.