Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Waukesha G/29 -4 Round Swiss
Quick rated event

Since there was no play last Wednesday due to the snow the event concluded today.

I played two Blacks and scored 1.5/2.0 beating J.Becker (2018) and drawing W.Williams (2125) to finish tied for first with Bill with 3.5/4.0

Results here ; I had a quick rating gain of 62 points.

I sacrificed my queen for mate in the 2nd round:


Expert John Becker is back after last playing in 2000. He plans to play in the FIDE tournament in Milwaukee, March 8-9. He was a member of the winning team at the 1993 U.S. AMATEUR TEAM CHAMP - (IL) . He also won the NE Open in 1994.


  1. Ivan

    Your playing again already !!! Why ?

    Dont play so much my friend that way you will improve.

    Overplaying is one of the ways to not do so well

    Jon Burgess

  2. Ivan, I don't know that I am in any position to advise you, but I read the following article and thought it might contain something of value for you:

  3. This is a g/29 tournament, just for fun and to work on some opening issues. I am glad I played, it's not often one gets to sacrifice a qeen for mate.

  4. Greg, thanks for the link

  5. G/29 is definitely fun. Since G/29 is only quick rated (does not affect one’s regular rating) it is a good place to work on openings and experiment with different lines. Also, G/29 gives one enough time to actually think a little bit, as opposed to Blitz (G/5) where one is pretty much just trying to survive the time control as opposed to playing instructive moves.

  6. Way to go! Congratulations on first place.