March OTB, Eastern Class Championship 2014

Mar 18, 2014, 3:13 PM |

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.