Top seeds were
1. Navin Sawalani 2284
2. Alexander Betaneli 2277
3. Erik Santarius 2158
4. Tatiana Vayserberg 2152
I went into the last round in a confident mood. I was paired aginst Brian Luo to whome I had never lost, but he won this time to bring our record to 1-1=2.
In the following fairly equal position I made the the horrible move 43. Rxf7??. That was a shame since I was only 2 moves away from making time control at 45. ( I had about 30 seconds left) . A couple of moves before I played another bad move g4 which lost the h-pawn. That's what I get for bad time management.
I finished with 3-2=0 (Losses to 2284 and 2065)
Performance rating: 1866
Rating Change: 1859-1860
The "A" Class race will get interesting. Parker gained the most points, but he is still behind me, but Joel Kenny should move up from Class "B" to class "A" and he will be above me, since he was 8 points ahead of me and did .5 better than me in the Knutson tournament. It will all come down to the final event, the Wisconsin Memorial in December.