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Lucky me, I had to start out playing DeFirmian. I mean, 2679 is a stout enough rating here...but USCF? (yikes!). Anyway, I went on to beat Steve Cross in round 2, and Charles Powell, for the second time (I've already posted my first win against him).
So after this game I was 3-1. Unfortunately for me though, this year the People's tourney ran 3 days, so I could only manage 1/2 point on Monday. Btw the guy I lost to, John Bidwell, had a heckuva tournament: in the last round he faced Igor Ivanov, who hung a knight in a strange ending (R + N + 2 [or 3] pawns vs Q) and had to take a draw, thus giving my fellow 2200 player 4 1/2 - 1 1/2. Zowie!
No, this is where we stayed on Saturday night though. That tent thingie was the hotel lobby:
The first time I ever went by it I barely even realized that that's what it was. I went: "THIS is People's Park?! The thing they had that whole big todo about?" Just looked like some cheesy vacant lot.
That queenside pawn push was so coooollllll.
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