16 April 2011 Chess Meetup
The Chess.com meetup I'd scheduled for Midland didn't get much promotion offline; we were fortunate that Sam joined us at the meetup after he somehow managed to spot the promotion online. We met from 10 a.m. to noon in the mezzanine of the public library. You can see in the pictures that Howard played a mini-simul against Sam and me. I was especially fortunate when Sam kept Howard busy enough to miscalculate in the endgame. By then I was focused well enough to go ahead and defeat Howard. Sam also won against Howard in their endgame. In the rematch, however, it was Howard who went 2-0 against us.