Friday, June 03, 2005


Tonight I've finished my 7 circles.
1680 problems in 83 days.
Now I can sleep again on decent times, do something in the house, feed my pets and husband with home coocked meals, do some trout fishing, see the sun again, (is it still hanging there?) hang out with my choir friends and have a beer after singing, instead of running home to do my circles.
I think I have family somewhere, I hope they did not forget me.
I feel like a chess-junk, I do even dream of chess positions.
In my mind was all the music gone, I didn't compose a note.
But now I returned from dwelling in this misty chess limbo, Princess Errant came back to good old earth.
Tomorrow when the sun shines I will take my canoe and relax on this magnificent water in front of my house.
Rest at last.
For a short while.
Now in july we shall see if the work was usefull or not.
Then we do 2 big tournaments, each 10 days, with only 1 day rest in between.
Now I will start with a cd from Renko, ánd start studying endgames. but I will take the time.
I have to prepare new music for my 3 choirs, for the next season, and that is a lot of work.
By the way, I've loved doing tactics, after all you can only do these things if you enjoy them.
And now, my fellow knights, I would like to thank you for being there.
Keep courage!
Lady Caissa is maybe a little relentless for us, poor dwelling souls, but yet she is an inspiring Goddess.
See you back in the Hall of Fame, guys!


Nezha said...

congratulations - you name is now written in the halls of valhalla

King of the Spill said...

Congratulations Princess Emeritus!

You quite possibly may be the first woman chess player to complete 7 circles MDLM style.

takchess said...


Sounds like it time to buy the Escape from Monkey island game. We share the enjoyment of these adventure games. Grim Fandango, Monkey Island although I have only finished Myst... Now chess only takes up my time. Enjoy!

JavaManIssa said...

Congratulations tactical princess :)

7 circles of 1680 problems in 83 days.. daaamn your a hard hard worker. It's going to be interesting how you go in the tournaments, good luck!

Jim said...


Take your place among the Knights. . .

Mousetrapper said...

Congratulations, Princess Errant Graduated, and welcome in the Hall of Fame!

CelticDeath said...

Congratulations, Lady Margriet!

knightwiz said...

Congratulations, and good luck with the tournaments. =)

Pawnsensei said...


BTW, have you played "The Longest Journey"? You might like that game as well.


The Christopher said...

"dreaming of chess positions" is something I'm all too familar with. I fall asleep to thinking about bad moves I recently made or pass the time during meetings by reveiwing opening lines in my head.

Sancho Pawnza said...


Good luck in your upcoming tournaments!

JavaManIssa said...

Why does one of your links say "Mousetrapper Princess Errant (that's me)"? Are you blogging on both the blogs?

Margriet said...

For Java: no, you misunderstood.
Mouse is in the Hall of fame and Margriet, the Princess Errant is in the Hall of fame. I can ask Tempo if he can change the lettertype for me so it is more clear that we are all different persons.

JavaManIssa said...

ahh it's all clear now :)

zeon said...

Congratulations, Lady Margriet! Well done!

fussylizard said...

Cool, congrats!!!

Don Q. said...

Well done, Princess Errant!

Sorry it has taken me so long to write. I have been out of blogland for quite some time. I hope your choir endeavors are as successful and that we meet for a game someday.

Blue Devil Knight said...

You got some good ads here!

Blue Devil Knight said...

Hey where'd the ads go? :)

I like this post, as it reminds me of the Knights Errant of old, before PCT, before CTS, when the Knights were more tight-knit and talked about tactics training in detail. It was like being on a liferaft together, as there were so few chess bloggers. Now things are much more diluted and splintered.

Margriet said...

yes you are right. I miss the old days too.
Tempo and all the others are much to theoretical. I cannot follow this anymore. and besides, they play much better than me.the blog used to be for patzers. well I think I'm going to write about it in a new blog.