Tales From the Open

benws
Nov 26, 2008, 12:00 AM |
7 | Fun & Trivia

As I already have mentioned before, i had some limited success at the nc open earlier this month. It was very interesting, as despite the low turnout, lots of interesting people attended (including one unnamed staff member of chess.com). Highlights included a Halloween costume contest and touch-move disputes.The chess was also great (unfortunately for me Frown). I was subjected to the run of my life, a real marathon of a tournament. Yet, i hung on and (barely) finished.

Anyway, my first round game was especially dramatic. We played game 30/90, and my opponent didn't show up, so i made my move and started his clock. And i waited...for about 40 minutes! Then he finally came, looked at the board, and played one move. Motioning to me to wait (after i moved), he then left again. And so i waited...for about 20 more minutes. Then finally, he showed up again, and thankfully it was for real this time (though he did leave for a couple of minutes to get a notation sheet). And so, with 30 minutes on his clock, we sat down to play...

(NOTE: THIS GAME IS FOR CONCEPTUAL PURPOSES ONLY).

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