Monthly Blog: May 2017: My first former U.S. Chess Champion

Monthly Blog: May 2017: My first former U.S. Chess Champion

quietvolcano
quietvolcano
May 8, 2017, 1:58 PM |
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Happy May! The end is near. grin.png Happy Mothers Day to all mom's out there, happy Memorial Day to my fellow Americans, and everyone else, as well as Star Wars day, which was May the 4th. tongue.png For this special edition of my Monthly Blog, this is against one tough customer! My opponent is former U.S. Champion, GM Yury Shulman, who won the U.S. championship in 2008, while tying for 1st and taking second to Gata Kamsky in years 2010 and '11. I was competing in a simul with about 50 other players. All of us players had the black side, and I was no exception. Please enjoy! Special thanks to chess.com engine for providing the analysis, while I provide the comments.