Thursday, December 23, 2010

Last Round Loss

Couldn't pull out a win or draw to get my rating over 1500. Ah, well. It was an exhausting game, and I think at some point I kind of gave up on it since I was down material and my brain was getting too tired to keep thinking so hard.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wednesday night's win

I'm kinda proud of the tactic I set up near the end. He could have gotten out of it, but I think it still would have worked out well for me if he had seen it.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Last night's game

I played only the second other woman I've ever played in chess last night. :) I thought it was a good game. The opening went a little strangely, because I was studying Scotch Game - Göring Gambit in anticipation of playing white, and when we went into a Sicilian instead that looked similar, I thought I'd try something related. In hindsight, I realize that probably doesn't work out as well with black's e pawn still there to push to protect the f pawn if she had accepted it.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday night win

Tonight was the last game of the current Escondido tournament. I'm not going to be playing in Thursday night games anymore, at least for a while, having decided to start up Wednesday night games at the San Diego Chess Club instead. I got to end with a win. :)

Wednesday night: First crack at the Dutch

I decided I wanted to try out the Dutch, since at the level I play right now, my opponents are likely to not have faced it much, and I'm not very comfortable in openings against d4 yet. My opponent obliged me by opening 1. d4. I lost the game, but it was a really fun one!