A fun Monday night quad
So. . . Monday Night Quad at the Chess Castle of Minnesota--Always fun!
It's possible that it havs been a few months since my last visit to the Chess Castle, but we don't talk about those dark. . . ages? It was a wonderful turnout; 16 people made a perfect field for 4 quads, giving me a chance to play against some players of similar rating.
I was a bit nervous going into my first game. It was a very atypical slav; here it is:
The second game was an opening I've never seen: the Nimzowitsch Lean Variation. As white, I gave him everything, but it seemed difficult to break through, and the material defecit was decided by some tactical ideas.
The third game was interesting. I figured it wasn't a main line, but my opponent left the board relatively closed, probably (accurately) thinking I play mostly open positions. It was a French Knight Variation, where black was partly compensated in losing space and time by restricting white's mobility.