Day one of the Seattle Fall Open

NM Joseph_Truelson

It's 9:30 in the morning on September 20th, the second day of the Seattle Fall Open! In one and a half hours my next round will start, but for now I would like to share my first three rounds of the event.

I played in the reserve section,U1700 and I was very hyper before the first round, shouting lots of nonsense, but having a lot of fun nonetheless. Some of my chess "buddies" included the two Andy's (my favorite Andy Tien and also the Andy Huang is very fun), Vignesh Anand, and some other chess players.

Me and the Tien siblings (Andy and Sophie), like always, had an argument over what is the best move in the Guicco Piano after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6. I like d3, but they like d4.

In the first round I had to play Andy Huang, mentioned earlier. I would post the games now but my school IPad won't let me do that. Either way, too bad for him, he was a slightly worse endgames player than me and ended up loosing in some drawn positions. I hope to post the game soon.

In round two I played August Piper and had a fairly easy game after he got doubled pawns. I won that, and was pretty happy to get a 2-0 start

Meanwhile,even more interesting than the games were what happened inbetween. But since saying what happened would make me seem very childish, I won't mention all of the teasing that went on.

I drew Kerry Van Zeen in Round 3.

I'll try to post the games later, and so far it has been a great event ( Of course it could be awful depending what I play mediocre or terrible compared to my rating) can't wait for Round 4, in just 70 minutes! Hope to see you there if you are there!

Currently I have 2.5/3, and two people have 3/3 so I probably can't get first.

But at least I will try.