17th Annual Chicago Open - Round 1 - Loss

May 27, 2008, 10:11 PM |

Here is my first game in the 17th Annual Chicago Open that I played in over the weekend. I was White, and I lost to a King's Indian Defense that I mishandled at various points. At first, I lost a bunch of tempos - (poor/inconsistent decisions).  I must, however, commend Greg for exploiting my weakness very well. He was very patient, which sometimes, is all you need to convert a good position into a win.

After losing this game, I realized that the only way to win my section (U2100) or to end up near the top was to win all my remaining 6 games, or win 5 and draw 1. So, here is the annotated loss. The six wins will follow. Surprised