When does your chess season end?
The World Open was my World Series. Rather than jump right in, I have taken a much needed break. Hey, even professional athletes have a season, and after the end of the season take a deserved break. Unlike professional sports, chess has no built-in season. There are great tournaments almost every month. It is up to each player to decide the tournament for which he is training, the big tournament, and that is the end of his season. Then, take a nice little break to recharge, and come back a better player. Even Bill Buckner had to take a break.