March OTB, Eastern Class Championship 2014
Score 3.0 / 5.0, Rating 1341 -> 1339
Round 1, English Opening, 1/2-1/2
Key Moments: Moves 21 and 33.
Summary: Fought hard to achieve a draw.
Round 2, Scandinavian, 1-0
Key Moments: Move 13
Summary: Achieved an early big lead in development and was able to maintain the pressure which soon caused a collapse in Black's position.
Round 3, QGD, 0-1:
Key Moments: Moves 13,16,24
Summary: Won a pawn and restricted White's position while gaining great mobility for my own pieces.
Round 4, French Defense, 0-1:
Key Moments: Moves 11, 20, 25,
Summary: Bad decision in offering the Queen Trade where it was needed to help attack Black's King in the center. A draw may have been possible with accurate endgame play.
Round 5, Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation, 1/2-1/2:
Key Moments: Moves 10, 15, 19, 24
Summary: Took advantage of White's too hasty move to trade DS bishops. Exchange Sac - Good or Bad? Questionable Knight Adventure. Missed c5 threat.