My chess tournament


Here are all the games from my chess tournament:

A great win to start off the tournament, surprising everyone. I have 1 point out of 1. Here's round 2:

I have 1.5 out of 2.

Round 3: This is game with a cool draw, a very lucky one.

I have 2 out of 3.

Awesome! Now for the fourth game, a long and tiring one:

I have 3 out of 4.

Great win! Now for round 5:

I have 3 out of 5.

A sad loss, it was tiring, the fourth round. Well, I made up for that with a nice win featuring a QUEEN SACRIFICE:

What a nice win! I have 4 out of 6.

The final round. I ended up playing the identical twin of the person I lost to! 



good games, a lot of learning to be done from them!


It's inspiring how well you played the endgame in 3rd game, respect.

Btw, I think it's 22nd Annual North American Open not 32nd.


thanks! I agree, even though I MAY cross 2000 I still have a lot to learn.

it's the 32nd North American Open.


According to the CCA websites, it was the 22nd. Also, not sure if your PGN has the wrong date or not but the 5th round game above shows November instead of December (in case you need to fix that in your database).

Very good results.


Very nice games!


Great games, as usual, typical of Abhishek, most of them make me angry!!


Congratualations for finishing #19 of 122 (in the money) of such a popular tournament!




Great result, congratulations!




May I ask what was the time control for these games?


Was Alan Gregg (round two) an older man with an accent?


Excellent games, my favorites were round 4 and 6. I wish I had your kind of attacking and tactical skills.. keep it up.


@nate23 yep, his accent was hilarious, I had to leave the room for a bit to laugh. Reminds me of my English teacher.. 

@vikggg thx, I've been practicing and reduced the number of tournaments I'm going to.


yep, thanks, just keep practicing and you can do wonderful things!


@Abhishek Alan and I are friends, and we go to the same club up in Michigan. His accent is very funny, I can't help but smile when he talks.


I really liked the third game, to save the ending 3 pawns down at the end! I guess the phrase "all rook endings are drawn" really is true!

Also, I see you are at 1998, just 2 points away! I remember when I got to 1999 (!) I thought I would never get to 2000. But don't worry, you will get there soon! :-)


@nate23 really? Tell him that I had an easy win in our game the next time you meet him.

@JMB2010 He was so happy to reach time control that he didn't focus on the game. Too bad for him! I remember I was skipping ecstatically all hyper after I found the draw!


Abhishek, what was the easy win?