Last good game of 2011

Jan 2, 2012, 10:39 PM |

2011 was a great year for me as a chess organizer. The Big Enchilada was a success back in April. And the North Carolina Open, of which I was a co-chief TD, went about as smoothly as a major event could ever go. 

As a player though, it got quite rocky. I played well early on going 4+0=1- to finish tied for third at Land of the Sky, but for some reason, I hit a wall in early March. I will probably post the game which started the slide for me later, but here is the last really good game I played for 2011. My opponent was an expert who hadn't played for 15 years, and the rust showed for him. For beginners, this is a good exhibition of basic tactics and active pieces.