Oregon Class Championships Round 2

mueller
mueller
Nov 14, 2011, 10:23 AM |
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Round 2 began at 10 AM on Saturday. I was paired with Stephen Buck. I had played him before, but unfortunately my memory wasn't good enough to remember our game without coming back here and looking at it.

http://blog.chess.com/mueller/portland-spring-open-pt-3

Looking at it now, he played the English again then, so if I had more time to prep maybe I should have learned something about it. I also didn't remember that I lost my game against him, so I didn't have revenge on my mind, just good chess.

I had black in round 2 also, but because it was a new day, I didn't really think about having black twice in a row. Also, given the relatively small pool of players in a SS sometimes you can't always alternate colors early on. I didn't really mind.


2/2. I was feeling better about my level of play after that game than I had after the first game. I didn't really do much in the opening, but I seized on his mistake, and nursed it and the kept the pressure up until I was able to force capitulation in the endgame. I might put up round 3 this evening, but now I have to get going! Thanks for reading, and I look forward to your comments.