Sunday, February 09, 2014

Expert + Open, Under 2000 & Unrated : Marshall Town, IS
Feb.8 2014

You can see the write-up by Hank here.

I was the house player for the Expert + section.  Since there were an even number in the first 2 rounds, I played in the unrated Chess.com meet up event. Results here

In the last round of the Expert + Open I played Mark Kende. After playing horribly and losing a piece on move 22. I almost pulled a Carlesn (See this great video by GM  Daniel King).  but drew in the end.

My game is here.

USCF results here

Pictures from the event by Cliff Yates here

8 comments:

  1. Didn't u first floor at 1800 about 8.5 years ago? U don't seem to be getting to 2000. Do u even have a plan? Your openings don't seem to get u anything. Did u ever consider tinkering with ur openings? Bobby Fischer liked kingpawn.

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  2. Yes, I got the 1800 floor after the HB Global in 2005. I have been working on my openings and do have a plan, but as always time is the issue. I think that adult players going up a class once they have an established rating is pretty rare. Maybe I have to be satisfied with the 1962 from last year?

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  3. My high rating is 1973 despite my tactical ability being around a 1300 level. If i cud calculate at all, I wud make expert.

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  4. Are you playing in the USAT North?

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  5. Hi Ivan, here is the link to the slideshow vid, I put on youtube of the Broken Pawn chess event in Marshalltown, Iowa.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GkVHz9vbNbw

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  6. Hi Ivan. Were u asking me if I am playing in the USAT North? I wasn't planning on it, but I have not ruled it out, and may watch if I don't play. Y do u ask?

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  7. Dean,
    Just wondering since you played last year. I will be playing on bd. 2

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  8. Cliff, The slide show was very nice

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