Fun Miniature Featuring Harry The H-Pawn
So I just got back from the 2017 Ontario Open in Ottawa. As usual I scored 3/6 (50%) in the Open section, which sounds pretty good but resulted in a loss of rating points. I'm thinking I need to go play in New York at some point. In Canada I keep running into all these 2000-2300 players who have FIDE ratings of 1750. It's killing me.
Because of my fairly slow start (2/4) I was paired down in round 5 against a player with a CFC rating of 2075 (1972 FIDE). He has been as high as 2200 before, but hasn't clinched the NM title.
Thankfully, he played an ultra aggressive opening and it resulted in a very interesting game that I thought I'd share. Most of the really fun stuff is in the notes, so check them out!