Playing a Master Player!
(Mr. Moore is second from the left, this picture of the US Armed Forces Chess Team was taken in 1987.)
For Round 2 of the September Chess Tournament in San Antonio (a round is played every Wednesday), I played Mr. Bobby Moore, a self-described "Baby Master," who tied for first place in the 26th US Armed Forces Chess Championship as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force, and who beat IM Jeremy Silman in a game they played in 1991! (Bobby said Jeremy was a very gracious opponent, they had a pleasant conversation about the game afterwards.) To say I'm looking forward to our game is an understatement! I plan to analyze it for all it's worth!
I enjoyed this game very much—but to see Bobby play a real chess player, check out his game with Jeremy Silman below: