Houston Chess Festival

Houston Chess Festival

Jul 25, 2016, 11:04 AM |

 Hey guys! This weekend I went to the Houston chess festival in Houston (obviously). I finished with a score of 3.5/5 and my rating went up from 1728 to 1809! I got tied for 6th place.

I will be using the Pre-tournament ratings. If you want to see the post ratings, click HERE

Enough talking, let's get to the games!


Round 1:

In this game, I made a foolish mistake and lost an exchange. But, In my defense...umm...well...um...Evil Ninjas tried to kill me, and I had to save the world from Candy monsters...


Round 2:

This was an easy win, he was slightly better, but blundered a queen for nothing. Maybe he miscalculated


Round 3: 

This was a real rat race, and the position was never really clear, but I managed to get a draw.


Round 4:

 This was an opposite castled Kings game, so we tried to attack each other, but I beat him in the pawn storm.


Round 5:

In this game, he made a faulty pawn sac, followed by him falling into a trap. From there, it was over.


Overall, I think I did a good job in this tournament, gaining 81 points. If you see any faults in my game, I would be glad to hear them.