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    • Master Trek 3/2013 Round 1

      A Master Trek tournament is a site to see. The lower sections consist of about 50 or so kids in a large auditorium. The Open section consists of the more advanced kids, teeenagers and adults. When they have enough participants in the Open section ... | Read More

      • katnc414
      • | Mar 31, 2013
      • | 590 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Bobby Fischer Memorial Round 3

      The last round my opponenet was around ten years old. There is not too much to say about the game I think. I made a number of mistakes but was still able to win a large amount of material and he couldn't fend off the subsequent mating force. He is... | Read More

      • katnc414
      • | Mar 10, 2013
      • | 402 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Bobby Fischer Memorial Round 2

      Being from the same chess club, my second round opponent and I have faced each other many times but never in a tournament setting. We have played many casual games and even helped each other with some opening prep. I was hoping I wouldn't be pair ... | Read More

      • katnc414
      • | Mar 10, 2013
      • | 496 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Bobby Fischer Memorial Round 1

      My opponent for the first round was rated near 1300 but hadn't played a tournament game in 20 years. This being my first tournament, I was unrated. My strategy going in was just to develop as quickly and completely as possible. I figured the more ... | Read More

      • katnc414
      • | Mar 9, 2013
      • | 926 views
      • | 30 comments
    • USCF tournament play

      A year ago, after playing on chess.com for about a month, I showed up at the Carrboro Chess Club. I had picked up chess again after about ten years. I didn't even have a full set of pieces; I had just ordered a set and a board. They hadn't arrived... | Read More

      • katnc414
      • | Mar 9, 2013
      • | 777 views
      • | 3 comments