#55 Phi Kappa Blanca LVI

#55 Phi Kappa Blanca LVI

Dec 2, 2016, 1:48 PM |

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  • Tournament #55, Phi Kappa Blanca 2/19/94
  • NCSU Student Union, Raleigh, NC
  • TD: Robert Singletary
  • Section: U1800
  • Time Control: 40/90, G/30
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Rarely will I post an entire album, but this one still ranks as one of my all time favorites. It was the soundtrack album to the Japanese film 'Yume, Yume No Ato'. I just happened to come across it in a bargain bin in a K-Mart (who's old enough to remember THOSE, LOL). Some of the instrumental cuts are taken from earlier albums with the addition of symphonic instruments, which gives the music much more depth. This is not quite what you would expect from this group, but it definitely worth a listen if you've never heard it. Years later, when everything was going to CD (and my tape was completely worn out), I ended up having to order this one international and paid a fairly hefty price for it.

Round 1 marks my 1st rated attempt at an Alekhine's Defense. As you might expect, it didn't go well. The other 2 games though, were pretty solid.


Round 1, Game #164

Round 2, Game #165



  • Recap: +2 =0 -1
  • Rating: 1556 -> 1563 (+7)
  • Carrer: +80 =27 -59
  • Phi Kappa Blanca: +36 =17 -34