Tournament #7 -- Phi Kappa Blanca 9/8/90
Tournament #7 : Phi Kappa Blanca, 9/8/90
- NCSU Student Union, Raleigh, NC
- TD: Robert Singletary
- Section: U1400
- Time Control: 40/90, G/30
My USCF games, at this point, definitely began to get more competitive. I had begun to notice that, with many of my opponents in the lower section, there was a definite tendency to 'fall off' in the late middle game/endgame. I didn't really study that much, but what little study I did started to focus on endgame. In the previous tournament, I had battled to a draw despite being down an exchange. Here, I would face 3 endgames with mixed results.
Game #16, Round 1:
My 2nd rated game against Brian. This ended up being a very well played game from both sides.
Game #17, Round 2:
Also my 2nd game against Sanji. Another close one, but this time, I would actually misplay the endgame and allow him to gain opposition.
Game #18, Round 3:
- Recap: +1 =1 -1
- Rating: ???
- Total: +5 =2 -11
- Series: +3 =2 -8