Friday, August 19, 2016

Chess Castle Thursday Night Premier Section G/140 + 30s Increment (Month long event)

USCF results here

Blundered horribly against NM Wilson in the last round.  A draw would probably have put me over 2000, a win comfortably over 2000!

I am black in the following position.  What I should have done was to play Rcd8 to put pressure on the e-pawn and then played Kh8 & Rg8.  I think I have a good position.

Instead I played, Qf6 and after White played Qf4 blundered horribly with Kh8,  Qf6 was not necessary. After Qf4, I had to play Qg7 when White has a small edge.

Monday, August 01, 2016

St. Croix Valley Chess Tournament

5-way tie for 1st place Aaron Thomson, Josh French, Brian Billman, Ivan Wijetunge, Stan Kegal