Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tonight's win!

I got a win tonight, and I'm pretty psyched about it. :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thursday night game

I had another loss. Time control was G/120. I think I didn't play badly, though, until I went stupid at move 24! I was getting impatient with the game as my opponent was playing extremely slowly, which clearly I need to get used to! At the end of the game I had something like 80 or 90 minutes left on my clock, and my opponent had 3 minutes. He certainly earned the win. :)

Class Championships, Round 1

This was my first Wednesday night game at the San Diego Chess club, and it was a loss. Time control was 40/90 minutes, SD/60 minutes.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday Gambito - Four Round Tourney

I played in the San Diego Chess Club's Gambito tournament on Saturday. It's a four round tourney they run almost every Saturday with a time control of G/40, which a little quicker than I prefer (my Thursday night games are G/120), but I'm starting to get used to it.

The first game was tough. I was feeling lost right from the beginning, because I'm not yet comfortable with how to respond to 1. d4 as black. Definitely need some study time on that!

I felt much more confident in the second game, despite him opening with the completely unfamiliar 1. f4.

I felt like I was close to a win in my third game, and then lost it. The computer didn't think I was as close as I did though!

The fourth game was quite quick. My opponent wasn't having a good day.

Thursday Night's Mess

Although I got a win, I'm kind of embarrassed by how poorly I played in this one! Here it is anyway.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Another loss

It was a fun game, though. I thought I had him, but clearly I was wrong. :) I'm thinking I want to branch out from the Caro-Kann, though. I'm starting to think it isn't the opening for me.