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Won the Easter Cup!

  • BorgQueen
  • | Apr 15, 2011 at 7:55 AM
  • | Posted in: BorgBlog
  • | 4665 reads
  • | 32 comments

After a very long time, I won a significant tournament at my club!  Not too long ago I won a blitz tournament, but it wasn't a major event, just a fun tourney.  This time, I won the Easter Cup, a tournament held over 4 nights, one night a week, with two rounds per night.  I'll even win a trophy and go in the hall of fame!

Undefeated, with only 2 draws and with 7 points out of a possible 8, I came out on top half a point clear of my nemesis, Edgar.

I was a bit lucky though, I got a draw against Edgar and a draw against Alan, both of whom also lost at least one other game.  I am very thankful to Edwin who was the only player to score a point against Edgar and if he didn't, I would not have won the cup.

Yes, I am bragging a little here, but I don't win tourneys at my club outright very often, Edgar almost always wins everything, and we now have a new player joined who is even stronger than Edgar in rating points, so I am not too likely to repeat it!

I hereby claim bragging rights while I can!

Drinks are on me!

 

Comments


  • 4 years ago

    chess_kebabs

    ok, then kick that one chess  butt HARD... lol 

  • 4 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Thanks Babs :-)

    Only one game tonight I want to win... the rest I won't care!

  • 4 years ago

    chess_kebabs

    GOOOOOOOOD LUUUUUUUUCK TONIGHT BRAD!!!

    kick every chess butt you can!! lol

  • 4 years ago

    kco

    yeah like that guy in the outback in WA who got lost for 4 days.

  • 4 years ago

    vowles_23

    When need comes to need...

  • 4 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Ok, that's it.  You are now the most strange borg drone... who could even think of urine in a glass?!  You must be thirsty!  lol

  • 4 years ago

    vowles_23

    Urine?

  • 4 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Yeah, but the real brain teaser is what the yellow one is!

  • 4 years ago

    vowles_23

    Then the red one must be Red Hell! Cool

  • 4 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Let's call it... blue heaven!?

  • 4 years ago

    vowles_23

    I'm just wondering what is with the freakish blue drink Tongue out

  • 4 years ago

    tushu

    Congrats Brad. Smile That is simply awesome man.

    I'd like a apple MartiniSmile

  • 4 years ago

    chess_kebabs

    @Benko.. yes I recognise a few of those names :p

    No one's ever played it against me... from memory...

    which isn't always totally reliable.. lol

  • 4 years ago

    Benkobaby

    Nicely done Brad!

    @ Babs - Here's a list of names (some of whom you may find familiarInnocent) who currently play or have played the Benko:

    Anand, Topalov, Carlsen, Khalifman, Kasparov (Garry), Bareev, Ivanchuk, the Polgar sisters (especially Judit), Shirov, Kiril, Van Wely, Ponomariov, Adams, ......... and on, and on.

    It may not find it's way into Super GM match play much as it's extremely well documented; but you will see the big boys spring it on an unsuspecting opponent during tournament play.

  • 4 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Thanks Babs,... the Benko Gambit used to be very common, but I don't see it very often these days... however, Benkobaby got me interested in it again, so I have been playing it a fair bit lately.  Not too bad a success rate with it either!

  • 4 years ago

    chess_kebabs

    Nice queen trap Brad!.... so that is the Benko Gambit opening..  not a very common opening right? I haven't seen many GM's play it.. not that I've watched a million play,  but the ones I did watch play I haven't seen this opening..

    I'm in a game here in chess.com  where if my opponent makes a false move next I've got his queen.. praying he can't see the trap...

  • 4 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Thanks :-)

    Dunno how to make that Razzfazz!

  • 4 years ago

    vladamirduce

    Congrats!  7 out of 8 is impressive.   On the game you posted, I liked 24...Qe7!   I looked for a while before clicking the next button for that move, but didn't find it.  Nice little trap!

  • 4 years ago

    Razzfazz

    Good one -mate!   I have a "skål" with dark lager on you!

  • 4 years ago

    Bishopchess

    Congratulations BorgQueen :)

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