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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 active my pieces the better chances I had. Here's the game.

Not a particularly pretty or exciting game but the first round win was just what I needed. It took a lot of the pressure off.

Comments


  • 13 months ago

    hreedwork

    @Dr Cris, ... or we will be on the receiving end of "disaster" - LOL. How about a Dan Heisman phrase which indicates "striving", "practicing", or something like that?

  • 13 months ago

    Dr_Cris_Angel

    Dacster helps me read the books since I have trouble understanding. He explains when I don't understand e examples. And it's the last chapter in the World's best amateur game book. We better be the ones striking disaster though! Haha. Not have disaster striking us although I AM on the team.... One of these days, though, I'm going to surprise everyone, most of all me!

  • 13 months ago

    hreedwork

    @dacster13, good idea, naming the team after a Dan Heisman book, chapter, or key phrase will be very apropos :-)

  • 13 months ago

    dacster13

    hey hreed thanks for the welcome. Anyway, how about "Disaster Strikes" as the team name? Dr_cris_angel and I, were going through a Dan Heisman book yesterday and that was the name of one of the chapters or game I think. Laughing

  • 13 months ago

    hreedwork

    Hi @Dacster, welcome! @JagdeepSingh, "Just for fun crew" is a good name :-)

  • 13 months ago

    JagdeepSingh

    Nice to see you Dacster13. :).  Since we have alraedy have enough to form a Team, what needs to be done.  

    My suggestion for the team name is "Just for Fun Crew" ........  maybe someone can come up with a better name. 

  • 13 months ago

    hreedwork

    Ok, I just signed up in the Swiss #5 sign up forum... If you folks would like me on your team, I'm available, since this won't start until my Quad is complete.

  • 13 months ago

    hreedwork

    @JagdeepSingh, thank you for your vote of confidence. I will do my best for the team. Where do I need to sign up? Maybe the team name could be something simple like "Kat's Krew"? (A play on the word 'crew')

  • 13 months ago

    dacster13

    good afternoon. Smile

  • 13 months ago

    JagdeepSingh

    hreed, we both are in Quad 37. :)

    I would certainly like you to be in the team.  

  • 13 months ago

    hreedwork

    @katnv414, @jagdeepSingh... @Dr Cris is right, she pointed out that Swiss 5 starts after my Quad 37 ends, so I think I could have time to be on the team. If @Dr Cris has recruited @Dacster13 then maybe I could be an alternate? He has a good rating which will help the team, plus my work schedule is crushing, so my performance may be inconsistent. Ask JagdeepSingh :-). If this sounds ok. Then what do I need to do next?

  • 13 months ago

    Dr_Cris_Angel

    I think Harvey said he COULD join since this is scheduled after his quad ends. I thought of a name but it's not good... We could always be the white knights...the good guys. Or.... I'll have to wrack my tired brain to come up with something better.

  • 13 months ago

    katnc414

    Sorry guys. I've been a bit busy. Yes Dr_Cris I think your friend would be great. We could use two more people as well. All of us have to check in on the Slow Swiss #5 site first ti be approved before we reigister the team. and WE NEED A NAME!!!!

  • 13 months ago

    Dr_Cris_Angel

    Tis why I'm asking. ;). And yes he has the time for slow chess.

  • 13 months ago

    JagdeepSingh

    All he need to do to be eligble is to join DHLC.  BTW have you talked to him?  Does he have time for 2-3 hours live chess?  These are important questions.  The most important, does Katrine approve of this?  :)

  • 13 months ago

    Dr_Cris_Angel

    Dacster13, look on my friend list. Quite good.

  • 13 months ago

    JagdeepSingh

    Who is he?  Anyway, no problem with me.  Ratings does not matter.  :)

  • 13 months ago

    Dr_Cris_Angel

    A friend of mine would like to join and he's quite good. He's been helping me a lot. Anyone object? His tactics score is over 2000.

  • 13 months ago

    Dr_Cris_Angel

    How do we go about getting a fourth (and maybe a fifth as well?).

  • 13 months ago

    hreedwork

    @katnc414, what is the name of your team, with @Dr Cris and @Jagdeep? My schedule does not allow for me to play on a team this time around, but I am interested in following your team's progress. And @Jagdeep is right, you'll need a fourth player :-)

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