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I got 2.5/5 points in the Under 1800 section of the Kansas Championship

I got 2.5/5 points in the Under 1800 section of the Kansas Championship

Mastersamuelhyoung
Jul 17, 2016, 7:13 PM 5

On July 16th and 17th, I participated in the annual Kansas Championship, which is a great tournament with a cheap entry fee, decent prizes, and a lot of fun to be had. I went into the championship expecting and hoping to get at least 3rd place in the Under 1800 section, but I didn't perform as well as I had planned and came out with 2.5/5 points.

 

That's still a decent outcome, especially since 4/5 of my opponents were higher rated than me, but I was a little disappointed to not get any prize money. Regardless, I had a good time and I gained 27 rating points. Out of my five games, I won against a 1330 and a 1615; drew against a 1563; and lost against a 1500 and a 1742.

 

It also might interest you to know that the 1330 opponent that I played against was blind, so it was a particularly interesting experience. On a finishing note, you can view my best game (against the 1615) from the tournament here, where I've added some commentary. I hope you enjoy!

 

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