U.S. Open results and defaults
For those who missed it, you can see all of the U.S. Open results, either in summary form or all of the results of a specific event, from preliminary round robins to the single elimination stage.
As many have noticed, there seemed a lot of defaults at this year's Open, and nobody really knows why. Was it because of the new schedule, with the Open ending on Monday, July 4? Regardless of the reason, I think Larry Bavly explained many of the defaults when he wrote the following:
I think there are some players who default due to an injury, but the injury is brought about psychosomatically through the traumatic discovery of a low rated opponent in their draw. Therapy session for these players:
"My shoulder hurts, I can't play."
"What's your opponent's rating?"
"Do you realize he will be adjusted to 1900?"
"Hey, my shoulder feels a lot better now."
My best coaching lines at the U.S. Open
Here are some of my more interesting spontaneous coaching lines at the U.S. Open last week.