USCF Game 25(W): Kindred-Prewitt
Game 25 is round one of the next years King’s Island Open U1200 in 1998. I’ll never forget this tournament because it was my first time making the money. I had Metallica Master of Puppets playing over in over in my cassette player as I played through this tournament. Jake Prewitt was my opponent who was rated 1024 with a high of 1130. He had a board that was red and white and someone strange to play on but I didn’t let it deter my focus as I tried to play direct and forcefully to gain the point in round 1. My rating was 1081 at the start of this tournament due to my horrible 1997 play.