Big Buffalo Tournament- Game 1

Jun 6, 2010, 7:28 PM |

This was a big event in Buffalo where I tried to raise my 1700 rating to where I thought it was (1800+), and it did go up. Judging by how many 1800 players I have crushed now, I'm very confident I'm at least 1800 strength. The tournament was a huge challenge, since so many high rated players were there including a 2400 rated IM. I ended up with 3 out of 5 points, which is very respectable because of how tough the competition was.

This game was against a 2100 player as black. I came up with some decent ideas, but one miscalculation leads to a ton of trouble for me. When you're black against an expert, it's very unforgiving to any mistakes.