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    • 2012 SC/NC Border Battle

      I am way behind on posting things. Here are my games from the 2012 SC/NC Border Battle held in Traveler's Rest, South Carolina. North Carolina won the champion's match, but South Carolina won the team match. My first two games were against a clas... | Read More

      • soundso
      • | Jun 3, 2012
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    • 2011 Columbia Open

      I recently played in my third Columbia Open. It's a great nearby tournament that grows every year. Just as in the South Carolina Open, I gave the Under-1800 section another shot. I don't feel I played as well this time, but I came out with a bette... | Read More

      • soundso
      • | Sep 4, 2011
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    • 2011 South Carolina Open

      This is my first tournament where I had a go at "playing up." My rating is in the 1300s and I decided to play in the under-1800 section instead of the under-1400. A few weeks earlier, I had played poorly in a one-off rated game against an 1100 whi... | Read More

      • soundso
      • | Jul 7, 2011
      • | 531 views
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    • 2011 SC/NC Border Battle

      I enjoyed last year's SC/NC Border Battle so much that I was happy to participate again this year. I again played in the Class D match, my rating having taken a beating in the past year. These are all G/90 games. The neat thing about this match i... | Read More

      • soundso
      • | Mar 21, 2011
      • | 406 views
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    • North Carolina Open 2010

      I traveled to Charlotte, NC on Labor Day weekend to play in the North Carolina Open tournament, just two weeks after a so-so performance in the Columbia Open. I was hoping to play better and tear up the Under 1300 section. I decided to play the t... | Read More

      • soundso
      • | Sep 19, 2010
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    • Columbia Open 2010

      I hadn't played a serious chess game in four months, and the Columbia Open was a good excuse to get back into it. I played a ton of tactics recently and definitely noticed an improvement there, and hoped it would translate into wins in the Under ... | Read More

      • soundso
      • | Aug 23, 2010
      • | 527 views
      • | 3 comments
    • 2010 SC/NC Border Battle

      I joined a group of South and North Carolina chess players for a weekend "border battle." The match would pit the state champs against each other, as well as the high school champs, and two pairs of players from each class. I was one of the class... | Read More

      • soundso
      • | Apr 15, 2010
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    • 36th Snowstorm Special in Charleston

      Here are the games from my third chess tournament. I came in with a rating of 1225 and played 4 higher-rated players (and an unrated who beat a 1400). These were tough games, and I only managed two wins, but I was pretty happy with that. I think i... | Read More

      • soundso
      • | Feb 10, 2010
      • | 472 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Greater Charlotte Championship

      My games from the Greater Charlotte Championship. I scored 3.5/5 and won the Under-1200 prize. I'm pretty happy with the performance! Big thanks to my friend Joerg for coming with me and doing all the driving! Game 1: I had a solid game going and... | Read More

      • soundso
      • | Dec 8, 2009
      • | 501 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Greenwood Chess Simul

      My simul game against GM Kaidanov: | Read More

      • soundso
      • | Nov 9, 2009
      • | 368 views
      • | 0 comments