Friday, October 19, 2007

13 Round Blitz Event

Location : Southwest Chess Club

I didn't do so well 5-7=1, but I lost to only one person rated below me and drew an expert.


1991 Wisconsin Champion(joint) David Penkalski won the event. It looks like he will start playing again, making him the highest rated active Wisconsin player at 2414.


  1. Dave playing? What a treat! Lots of rating points. :-)
    Alex Betaneli

  2. So much focus on results and numbers. I look forward to the day - and I've been waiting a year - when you post something like "I'm really proud of my positional squeeze in round 2, lost a tough but exciting tactical slugfest in round 4, and I clearly need to work on my Q endings." Then I'll know that you enjoy chess for its own sake, and not only because of some kind of ego justification from W/L column, or your rating.

    And I suspect, that is when you will really get good.

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  4. I'm the expert Ivan drew with. Well, it was only a 5-minute game, and the game was generally tame, until the waning seconds when Ivan may have had winning chances, with Qs and opposite-colored Bs.

    Penkalski showed some great play last night, though I don't know if he's interested in playing in more than these occasional blitz events. It will be USCF-Action-rated, so, technically, he's become "active" again, though not on the regular-rated list.

    -Allen Becker

  5. anon 10/19/2007 3:23 PM

    Thanks for the input. I am working on just such an post. Which will focus on my last 20 losses and also some wins where I had trouble/had learning experiences etc.

    I am also cutting down on tournaments so that I can focus more on studying. I am also talking to a NM about lessons.

  6. You're on the "roll" as of now.

    Btw, it's no longer dutchdefence. I go by the name of ookwelbekendalsemc Or you can use my real name.

  7. [Event "Quick Chess Event"]
    [Site "Waukesha, WI (USA)"]
    [Date "2007.10.24"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Wijetunge, Ivan"]
    [Black "Garvin, Stanley"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [Annotator "Rybka2.3.2a"]
    [SetUp "1"]
    [FEN "r3r1k1/pb3ppp/1p2p3/1N1nP1q1/8/1B6/PP2QPPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1"]
    [PlyCount "2"]
    [EventDate "2007.??.??"]
    [EventType "rapid"]
    [SourceDate "2007.10.31"]

    1. Nd6 $4 (1. Bxd5 Bxd5 2. f4 Qxf4 3. Nc7 {This is the position just before I
    made the losing move Nd6 againts Stanley T Garvin(1816). This was one of those
    games where I had Black under pressure for most of the game and under
    estimated the power of the Black queen. I was talking to Ashish Vaja after
    the game and he thought the best move here was to take the knight and then
    playing f4 gaining a tempo to play the knight fork on c7, when White should
    win.} (3. Rf1 $142 Qh6 4. Rc7 Rec8 5. Rfxf7 Rxc7 6. Rxc7 Bxa2 $11) 3... Rac8 4.
    Qd1 Qg5 5. g3 Red8 $15) (1. h4 $1 Qh6 (1... Qxh4 2. Bxd5 Bxd5 3. Nc7 Qg5 4. Qf1
    h5 5. Nxe8 Rxe8 6. Rc7 a5 7. f4 Qd8 8. Rec1 Bxa2 $14) 2. Qe4 Nc3 3. Qxb7 Nxb5
    4. Qe4 Rad8 5. Rcd1 a6 6. a4 Na7 $16) (1. Qe4 Rad8 2. h4 Qd2 3. Rc2 Qa5 4. Nd6
    Re7 $14) 1... Nf4 (1... Nf4 2. Qf1 Bxg2 3. h4 Qg4 4. Bxe6 fxe6 5. Re2 Bd5+ 6.
    Kh2 Qxh4+ 7. Qh3 Qxh3+ 8. Kg1 Nxe2#) 0-1