Due to the fact that Ben has already posted about this, I haven't got much to add. However, early lessons from 2013 are:
- If you are in a winning position, go on and win. (This is a note for me: Fritz reckoned I was about +4 despite material equality, but I managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.)
- Slow down. (This is a note for Drew - as Ben noted, he seemed to have less than five minutes left towards the end of his game, but in reality it was less than 65 minutes.)
- Don't drink 7.3% ABV cider to drown your sorrows. (Another note for me, as I agreed to join John Manger in sunny West Bromwich next weekend at the e2e4 event there. Argh, the glamour of the chess-playing world...)
- Can't add any words of wisdom for Gordon, as I didn't see any of his game.