Pro Chess League Round 1: Not Rapid enough!
If I noticed only one thing I did in round 1, it was that I ate so much time off of my clock in the beginning that I starved myself in the later stages of the game, ruining good positions in the process.
My first and third loss followed a predictable pattern: get a good position, spend too much time trying to convert, and blundering in a complicated position with little time on the clock.
Here is my first loss, with my thoughts:
Although I certainly have a bias for SF, I think they will pull a upset against San Jose 8.5-7.5 today. Lets go Mechanics!