US Amateur Team East Round 4

Feb 28, 2012, 11:59 AM |

On Board 2, I once again find myself playing way up.  A lot of teams used the strategy of loading up on Boards 1 and 2. Looks like we found two of them.

In this game, I found myself facing the Gruenfeld line in the English.  I thought I handled the opening OK but found myself concerned about pressure on the e file around move 12. Later, I misjudged the situation on the Kingside and was quickly crushed because of weak light squares there.

I wish I'd taken the game deeper than this.