2015 Robert P. Smith Memorial, Round 3

NM blitzcopter
Nov 17, 2015, 7:37 PM |

This week I had Black again against another A player,  though he had upset a strong expert in the previous round. Based on a game a teammate had played against him at the league last weekend, I prepared a little, hoping to reach a favorable isolated queen pawn middle game. He blundered the pawn early, and although there were some tricky moments after that, I managed to pull through in a relatively short (90 minutes) game. Good to have one after my 4-hour hold from last week, and before I encounter the top seeds.