Very nice read !
I have some questions (probably obvious but I am new to the game):
Aaron gently asked if I thought I could still make the cut, and I said that I thought 13-5 and a good strength of schedule would be okay so I was going to play the next game.
Why wouldn't you want to play the second game?
"If I lose the first game I’m going to concede the second one”. I had already mentally decided that I would do the same, but didn’t want to risk the wrath of tournament judges so just nodded my head.
Why are you risking the wrath of the tournament judges?
Good luck in two weeks !