Cleveland Open Round 1- Chloe Wang v Stacia Pugh (Scandinavian Defense)

Aug 16, 2017, 9:42 AM |

So I decided to play the Cleveland Open.  After playing my first tournament, the Columbus Open (this is in Ohio, USA) and getting crushed and subsequently depressed (lol) I was hesitant to enter another tourney less than prepared, but then I snapped out of it and said.. well, why not??  happy.png  I ended up having a wonderful time and gaining valuable experience.  My final score was 2.5/5 which I am pretty content with.  The time control was 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, 30 minutes sudden death after that, and 10 second delay throughout. I played in the U1500 section which had a $1,000 prize for first.  I'm going to analyze and post videos on all 5 rounds I played.  Always more to learn with chess! 


In my first game of the tournament I faced a talented little girl named Chloe. I suspect she is about 8 years old?  She found a nice line against my Scandi and we ended up in a position where she had a strong attack and I scramble to defend. Definitely a scary first round to endure!  The full game is in the short video below.





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