Last year I didn't do very well playing with the black pieces against my friend, but that is what I'm trying to change this year.
However, I'm still going into this battle with the full intention of winning it. If that is not possible, at least a draw would be OK with me. Anyways, I don't play to draw on purpose, I really don't even know how to, and Jose -specially with white- always plays not only to win, but to kill his opponent, so if I lose there really is not a surprise, I admit it completely.
Jose and I know each other very well, specially and with a big emphasis when it comes to knowing each other as chess players. There's no much that we can surprise the other with in the opening phase, so everything comes down to be the best fighter on that particular night and that particular game.
We'll see what happens.
For now all I can say is: I AM READY MR. RAMIREZ!!