“What’s it like, where you are now,” he asked.
“What do you want to hear first, the good news or the bad news?”
“Tell me the good news first.”
“Well, it’s really heaven here! There are tournaments and blitz sessions going on all the time. Morphy, Capablanca, Lasker, Alekhine, Tal, Botvinnik, they’re all here, and you can play them.”
“Fantastic!” the friend said, “and what is the bad news?”
“You have Black against Capablanca on Saturday.”