Kevin verses Arnolio
Played as arnolio against speshalk since we had almost same rank 1083 vs 1082. The first match seemed close for awhile, but then he took over center and forced a pawn all the way down to put constant pressure on my side and basically started moving my pieces. What seemed a close match quickly turned into a butt kicking as he began to score and close in on me. I resigned and he had won game one emphatically. Game two was similiar with both of us tied up in a close match. However, after queen exchange he again was able to advance a pawn and this time turned the match into a total rout. I had asked for a draw earlier when it seemed close and neither seemed that much in control. He refused and by the end I was giving up in a hurry, as he threatened to move down another pawn for yet another queen. In match 3 it seemed that he was beginning to dominate again but he blundered away his queen. Desperate not to lose in a 3 game sweep, I was able to get in and score enough to score a checkmate...Kevin's game is a good match for mine and we should be good rivals in our next matchup!! Congrats to him for winning 2 of 3 decisively.