LICC May Open, 5th Round

Aug 21, 2011, 8:49 PM |

Here is the game I played in the 5th and final round of the LICC May Open. I had a clearly winning position out of the opening, but somehow ran into a poor endgame. I think I was on autopilot as the game progressed and failed to sense the danger of my opponent's passed pawns. I was a pawn down in a endgame with Knights, but managed to hold a draw with some active King play and a Knight fork to equalize in material.

One of the few games in which I had an advantage on the clock. Enjoy the game below. As always, I welcome comments.


With this draw I once again secured a prize in the tournament, with a score of 2.5/5 from playing only 2 games (I had a forfeit loss and two 0.5 byes). Or, another way of looking at it is that I went 1.5/2 against some pretty strong opposition (relative to my provisional rating). It is a result I am happy with.
I plan on playing at the LICC again in September. When I do, I will post the games from each round that I play. In the meantime, I will be posting some material from the days I used to play at Kenilworth in NJ. Stay tuned!