Friday, March 27, 2009

This and that.

Chess is so frustrating.

I was on a 10 game unbeaten streak. My last loss coming on Jan. 25th. But I have lost 2 games in 2 days. The first, I am not too concerned about since it was against a master and I played pretty well. But yesterday's loss to Pokorski (1660) was inexcusable. It's probably one of the worst games I have played.

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Supernationals April 3-5

I plan to play in the Parents and friends tournament. This year it is a 4 round G/30 event. In the past its been G/45.

I hope to go to a Kasparov book signing. I wonder how he would react if I ask him to sign this book.
2009 Wisconsin Tour

Latest standings after 2 events: here

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Jr. vs Jr. form the 2009 Waukesha Memorial

This is the 3rd round clash: Nolan Hendrickson vs Alexander Velikanov, with annotations by Nolan.Alexander Velikanov (left) [the #6 rated 11 year old in the nation] vs Nolan Hendrickson [the #86 rated 15 year old in the nation] . Nolan has increased his rating in every tournament he has played in. (Except for one where he finished even)

My round 3 win from the Waukesha Memorial

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Below is my last game againts the same opponent (Jason vs Ivan Jan. 25th 2009)

Black to move after Whites 26th move. A few days before this game I was reading a book where it taked about how the good players can feel it when there is a winning sacrifice. I decided to sac the exchange and played Bxh4,[ instead of that Rb8 and Black is much better because he at least wins the b pawn, since the Knight on h5 is hanging]. Well, that proves that I am not a good player yet!

Flanders, Jason (1628) - Wijetunge,Ivan (1883) [B13]
NEO Neenah 25.01.2009
1.e4 c6 2.c4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be3 e6 [6...Bg4 7.Qb3 Na5 8.Qa4+ Bd7; 6...Bf5 7.Qb3 Na5 8.Qa4+ Bd7 9.Qc2 Nxc4] 7.Rc1 Be7 8.a3 a5 [8...0–0 9.b4 dxc4 10.Bxc4 a5 11.b5 Nb8 12.a4 Nd5 13.Nxd5 exd5 14.Bd3 Bb4+ 15.Bd2 Qg5 16.Bxb4 axb4 17.Bf1 Re8+ 18.Ne2 Nd7 19.g3 Nb6 20.Bg2 Nxa4] 9.Nf3 0–0 10.Qc2 Bd7 11.cxd5 exd5 [11...Nxd5 12.Nxd5 exd5 13.Bd3 Bg4 (13...Rc8 14.Qb3 Bg4 15.Qxb7 Rc7 16.Qb6 Bxf3 17.gxf3) 14.Bxh7+ Kh8 15.Bd3 Bxf3 16.gxf3] 12.Bd3 h6 13.0–0 Rc8 14.Qb3 Bg4 15.Nd2 [15.Ne5 Nxe5 16.dxe5 d4 17.exf6 Bxf6] 15...Qd7 16.Bb5 Bf5 17.Qa4 Bd8 [17...Ng4 18.Bxc6 bxc6 19.Qxa5 Ra8] 18.Ne2 Ng4 19.Ng3 Be6 20.Nf3 g5 21.h3 Nxe3 22.fxe3 Qd6 23.Nh5 f6 24.Bxc6 bxc6 25.Qc2 Bf7 26.Qf5 Bxh5?? [26...Rb8 27.g4 Rxb2 28.Rf2 Rb6 29.Rc5 a4 30.Qc2 Re8 31.Re2 Bxh5 32.gxh5 Qg3+; 26...Rc7 27.g4 Re8 28.Rc3] 27.Qxc8 Bxf3 28.Rxf3 Bc7 29.Qf5 Kg7 30.Rcf1 Qh2+ 31.Kf2 1–0