USCF Tournament: 10th Annual Midwest Class

USCF Tournament: 10th Annual Midwest Class

Oct 8, 2017, 10:41 PM |

October 6th - 8th, I particpated in the 10th Annual Midwest Class.  

Time controls were 40/100, SD/30, d10

(100 minutes for 40 moves, 30 minutes added after move 41, with 10 second delay)

A friend challenged me to play in the Premier (Open) section, so I accepted the challenge.  Turned out, I was the second lowest rated player in the field.

Game 1:


Game 2:


Game 3:


Game 4:


Game 5:


My expectations for this tournament was that I face like three experts and two masters.  Turns out, I played five masters (4 NMs and 1 FM).  With a +1, -1, =3 (2.5/5.0) performance, my rating went from 1948 to 2002.  Assuming this stays, I'm an US Chess Expert now.