First game Region 6 Open

Sep 5, 2009, 8:20 PM |

These are games OTB rated games 5 and 6 overall for me since restarting chess, ending in one win and one loss.  The loss was due to a dumb blunder and the win was harder than it seemed it should be.  After my first tournament I had a rating of 937P (provisional) that should hopefully go up after the next two.  Anyway, as a returning beginner I thought I'd share my games.

One some small addendum, Leighton did end up winning the reserve section so the loss while unnecessary is a little easier to bear.


Game two will come in a second post.  I'd appreciate hearing any thoughts on the moves prior to the blunder