King's Island Round 1
2013 is the first year I've played in the King's Island Open in Mason, OH. At 359 total players this year it's the biggest tournament I went to by a pretty wide margin (not that the Cardinal Open or the Columbus Open were great slouches), and I wanted to play well. The tournament was good and bad for me, it was bookended by some pretty bad games in the first and last rounds (and one in the middle but I got extremely lucky to swindle that into a win), but I was playing in the U1900 section with a 1776 rating. The good was that I broke 1800 after the event and was very happy about that! Committed to learning all I can from my games and continue my quest to become a NM (1 1/2 years of my 10-year goal span gone!) I will bring to you all my games from this tournament. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Enjoy round 1!