Dallas Presidents Day Weekend (Painful mostly). Southwest Class Championships.

Dallas Presidents Day Weekend (Painful mostly). Southwest Class Championships.

Kernicterus
Kernicterus
Feb 28, 2017, 12:51 PM |
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This tournament was quite painful, my third game was particularly hard to swallow. I am beginning to notice a pattern in which I get exhausted and unfocused after 2 hours and I plan to find a solution to this.   I saw a lot of the players from my very first tournament in September, which was also in Dallas.  I smiled and said hello to my previous opponents.  That first tournament went much better than this one.  4.5/7 versus 3/7.  

 

This blog is primarily a personal diary of my games so I'll add to this posting as I get more time/energy. 

 

 Game 1 was a Sicilian Taimanov against a player who actually ended up outscoring me in the tournament.   

 
In this game my opponent made 2 blunders and we each made 1 mistake.  Neither of us played very well as far as best move percentages.  

 

 Game 2 was against an unrated player who ended up winning 1st in our section and is now rated 1757.  I'll add the game this week.