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National Open 2010 - Las Vegas - Day 1 Update

National Open 2010 - Las Vegas - Day 1 Update

Jun 12, 2010, 1:31 AM 2

Day 1 is now in the books and what a long day it was!  I'm playing in the U1600 division and am facing quite the field (my 1428 rating has me in 77th place coming in). 

Rounds 1 and 2 were today and I was able to walk out with a 2-0 score.  Round 1 was slightly lame because my opponent, Jeff Allen Jolley, didn't show up.  I waited two hours for his time to run out only to find that I only had to wait an hour to get the forfeit win.  Rounds 2 was exciting because I got to play the King's Gambit.  I've been trying to incorporate this opening back into my repertoire and this was a nice comeback.  Here's the game:

Let's hope tomorrow goes as well!

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