Saturday, November 04, 2006

Wisconsin Veterans : Nov 4-5 (Oshkosh, WI)

I finished with 4/5 and tied for 2nd-5th, worth $52.50 and a new rating of 1874.

James Coons with 3.5/5 took home the trophy for the highest finishing person over 50.


First place winner Daniel Lindquist 4.5/5, $170

Top 2 seeds on the left. Kelly Borman, Souvick Roychoudhury.

My Results
Rnd 1 - Win Timothy Hiddemen (1130) vs Me

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Rnd 2 - bye

Rnd 3 - Win Me vs R. Hollenhorst (1500 )

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Rnd 4 - Draw Kelly Borman (2003) vs Me .

This was an exciting game. With 19...Be7 I would have had the advantage. The sac on e6 does not work for White, and that was what he was going to do. After 20 Bxe6 fxe6. 21 Rxe6 Qf7 Black wins

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Rnd 5 - Win Me vs John Phythyon (1900)

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  1. Why not try some long time control games against other A players on the Internet (and then go over the games together), rather than spend so many hours of your weekend playing much weaker opponents who don't put up a fight? If your goal is improvement ... it's hard to learn and improve from playing opponents who play so (relatively) poorly.

  2. Congrats on your last two rounds - let's see those games!

  3. Congratulations, Ivan! You had a very good result, and it was a pleasure to meet you at the tournament. I wish you continued success as you pursue USCF 2000.

  4. hope you can get to 2000 in not to long time ago from today.

    ths for sharing your page with us.
    i wanted to ask u something, how do you make the chessboards, like the green one, is it also with the chess publischer or is there another package out there?

    ive tried to use the one u have here but when it creates the boardit wont read the game properly, is there some special way to input the data (the moves of the game).

    well thanks again and hope you can help me out, waiting to hear from uy soon,
    yours sincerely, JB.

  5. Just reiterating what the first commenter said. If you really want to become an expert soon, then you are doing several things wrong. First of all, you are way too concerned with ratings. After all, it is just a number and you shouldn't base your entire tournament on whether or not you gain points. Second, you need to play lots of experts and masters, and this means that you will lose lots of games. That is the only real way to improve.