2014 US Open Game 3
Jul 30, 2014, 6:44 AM 8
Before the game my board neighbor was describing how in a big one section tournament like the U.S. Open, the first 4-5 rounds feel like a yo yo because the swiss system pairs you with someone much higher one round and then someone much lower the next, until enough rounds have gone by to get you into your "performance neighborhood." So for this round I was again paired up as a heavy underdog. Just what I like because it is a win-win. I either win the game or I get a free lesson and don't lose any rating points for it.