Colorado Open U1400 game 5

Renny54
Renny54
Sep 2, 2014, 1:06 PM |
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Going into the last round I was paired against the top ranked player in the U1400 section named Todd Burge.  I knew I absolutely needed a win to keep pace with the others to battle for 1st or 2nd place.  After a rough start going down an exchange early I somehow managed to battle back to a winning endgame using up almost my entire 90 minutes of clock.  This one definitely is one of my most memorable OTB games of my career with all at stake. Due to winning this game I managed to tie for 2nd place and win the U1200 prize since my rating was still posted at 1168.  My OTB rating spiked from 1217 to 1351 after this tournament :)