Empire City Open 12/28-12/29

Dec 29, 2013, 8:59 PM |

Round 1-

Round 2-

I severely misplayed the opening, but luckily my opponent screwed up multiple times and we arrived at the following position.

My opponent was counting on me playing xf4+, when he would play Kd4 and his pawn would promote before mine. But I saw past that and played the winning move, g4!, where after an exchange of pawns my passer wins the race and promotes with check.
Round 3-
Round 4-
This game was terrible.  I misplayed the opening AGAIN, then capped it off by dropping 2 pieces.  It's not worth showing.
Round 5-
Round 6-
Going into the final round with 2.5 points, I had to win this one.  Luckily, I played against a Terence, who instinctually attacked all the time without even thinking about the possibility of losing.
I finished with a score of 3.5/6, which is solid, but I could have done better.