I finished 4.5 /5.0 My rating will be ~1893
Round 6 - Dec. 12 Me vs JOSEPH H HETZEL - I won
Me vs STANLEY T GARVIN this game will not be played.
Round 4 - Nov. 28
Arlen Walker (1813) vs Me - Draw
I couldn't maintain my 100 percent record. For the first time in tournament play, I was faced with trying to find the Bishop and Knight mate and failed. It didn't help that I only had about 2 min. (with 5 sec. time delay) .
I tried to use the following method.
1) Force the king to the edge of the board
2) Then to the wrong corner - If he doesn't wan't to go to the right corner:)
3) Then to the right corner
It took me too long to complete step 2. (more then 30 moves) By this time I was down to my last 2 seconds and had to concede the draw.
I was talking about this to my friend Jose about this and he was telling me that there has been at least one case where a GM could not find the mate, so I don't feel too bad.
Here is a great link that talks about several methods.
I had never heard of the "Deletang's Triangles" before reading this.
Quad 1 -
2215 WILLIAM P WILLIAMS 4.0
1962 SOUVIK ROYCHOUDHURY 3.5
1916 ALEXANDER VELIKANOV (#2 Age 9 in the nation Oct 2007) 4.0
1904 JAMES J COONS 0.5
1890 STANLEY T GARVIN 3.0 / 5.0
1852 Me 4.5 / 5.0
1813 ARLEN P WALKER 3.5 / 6.0
1697 JOSEPH H HETZEL 0.0 / 6.0