Chess at Stanford

Jan 28, 2011, 8:00 PM |

I visited Stanford University last week while attending the California Open in Concord, CA (no I did not play, just watched, and it was a GREAT experience).  I played a bright young Stanford student by the name of William Chidyausiku.  We played five games.  He won 3 of the 5 games we played.  The fourth game I was frustrated and determined.  He had already one two games but had dominated all three games, blundering away a losing position in one of the games that I was happy to pounce on (giving away a Rook with check with his Queen waiting behind the Queen).

The fourth game was awesome as he lost a Knight early but had good attacking possibilities and at move 15 forced me to exchange a Rook for a Knight.  Then I found a winning tactical shot.  I hope you enjoy the game.