How many times has your opponent been behind and gone on the 7; you miss so he goes on the other 7, you go for two and get them and there you sit in the center of the board, right where he wanted you to begin with. Bonk, in you go, darn!

And by the way I do mean darn! I’ve had other players say to me you can speak plainer than that meaning go ahead and use profanity. I explain to them that you just can’t allow yourself to do that because it’ll come out at just the wrong time if you allow it of yourself. A few years ago an outstanding player wanted to play on the National team in the International Tournament and just before selection time he let out with a profanity laced tirade, in a tournament, with the National Presidents wife on the next court. He wasn’t selected after being a virtual lock. “Don’t lose something you really want!”