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    • 2012 Oregon Winter Open Part 5

      Round five was Sunday at ~2 pm. I had 2.5/4 so, +1 overall. I was paired against James Chan, a strong player (~2050), and I started getting a headache so I didn't feel that great going into the game, probably as a result of my lack of sleep the ni... | Read More

      • mueller
      • | Jan 21, 2013
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    • 2012 Oregon Winter Open Part 4

      Unfortunately despite my plans to get lots of sleep Saturday night, I went to my friends house, and our mutual friend had just gotten back from Indiana, so we went out and had a few drinks. Nothing too raucous, but I don't think I got to sleep unt... | Read More

      • mueller
      • | Jan 18, 2013
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    • 2012 Oregon Winter Open Part 3

      Sorry for the delay between posting this and my previous 2 games, I got distracted and never got motivated to do it, but now I am. Round 3 of the tournament started at approximately 6 PM. By this time I was tired of chess and just tired in genera... | Read More

      • mueller
      • | Jan 17, 2013
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    • 2012 Oregon Winter Open Part 2

      Round 2 started at about 2:30 on Saturday. I was paired against Mike Morris. He is rated ~2050, and is the Treasurer of the Portland Chess Club. I haven't played him before, but I was feeling pretty good about how I was playing after the first rou... | Read More

      • mueller
      • | Dec 22, 2012
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    • 2012 Oregon Winter Open Part 1

      I just got back last night from the Winter Open up at the Portland chess club (http://pdxchess.org/). I don't know how much time I'll have over the next few days to write about it, so I figured I would squeeze one in this morning before my run. I... | Read More

      • mueller
      • | Dec 17, 2012
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    • Corvallis Chess Club 12-10-2012

      This is a game I played against Dan tonight. Not going to include any descriptions, I just wanted to see if I could recreate the game from memory, and I could, so I am happy. At that stage the place we were playing was closing (it was 9 pm), so ... | Read More

      • mueller
      • | Dec 10, 2012
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    • 2012 Oregon Open Part 2

      Part 2: Detailing Rounds 4-5-6. Sunday afternoon I was paired with Dillon Murray. A strong junior player who I think ended up tying for first or second in the Reserve. I played the Caro-Kann and wanted to see what he had in store. He told me afte... | Read More

      • mueller
      • | Sep 10, 2012
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    • 2012 Oregon Open Part 1

      I made it back to the Oregon Open this Labor Day weekend. 6 games over 3 days. It is held every year at Mt Hood Community College in Gresham and still is holding out with the slowest time controls you can find in tournament chess these days. 40 mo... | Read More

      • mueller
      • | Sep 8, 2012
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    • 2012 Newport Summer Open Round 5

      In round 5 I had 2.5/5 and I was paired with John Chung, the top seed for the event. I was obviously the underdog by 300 points, but I had been playing well, and he had been playing poorly. He lost to David Wen (on time, but materially slight defi... | Read More

      • mueller
      • | Jun 22, 2012
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    • 2012 Newport Summer Open Round 4

      Going into round 4 I had 2/3 and I was paired against David Wen. He is a strong junior from Corvallis. I've seen him at tournaments in the last couple years, and hes about 170 pts higher rated than me, so I wasn't optimistic about my chances, but ... | Read More

      • mueller
      • | Jun 21, 2012
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