Internship and interesting tournaments in Uncle Sam's Country Part 2: Playing with & against your op
Hello, chess netizens! Pardon me for my late postings, but I will continue my analysis of the next 2 rounds in the Philly Open U1600 that I play years ago. After the first round match (which finishes after 11pm), I decided to join my friends and grab something to eat (which is a must since I was starving especially after such a long grind against an A-class player!). The next day, the tournament starts again, and this time, I was paired with a 1470 rated player. Seeing from the name (which you will see in the game provided below), I thought it will be a guy. Imagine my surprise when I saw the one who came to my table was a girl, in her teens. So far, I only had a draw when playing against younger girls, and 2/3 against older women in classical time control. Therefore, I thought that this game would be a good experience. In my mind, I also say to myself to not underestimate lower rated players (since I have lost a number of games because of that in the past) and to play solidly while looking for opportunities to strike back (since now I play black, again.) The games are shown below.