After 23 exciting games we are here, at the sunset of the Spanish Torture 2011 Round-Robin Match.
The 'draw-odds' rule was implemented (and my idea) a couple of years ago, when Jose and I used to play our matches and decided to change the format, from "The champion will be the first player to reach 6 wins, draws not counting" a la Fischer, to "16 total games per match, with draw odds for the current champion"
I have white and will try to maintain a steady initiative, and a balanced position. He's the one who has to risk his underwear looking for victory.
This is the last battle of the year and the Match.
Strong nerves and psychology are of the essential to prevail here.
I can only wish my opponent a good game and may the force be with you...