Sunday, June 26, 2011

Amateur Open

Took a bit of a road trip to check out ChessPalace in Garden Grove and play in their Amateur Open that they do once a month. Only played the first 3 rounds so I could get back home at a reasonable hour. It was a good experience even if I didn't have great results.

Round 1

Rounds 2 was my only win

Round 3

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Leonard Sussman Open - Round 4

Wednesday night's game.

First attempt at entry was a newbie ChessBase user fail. Put the whole game in, and then somehow managed to save it without its moves. Don't even know how I managed. Had to input the whole thing again.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Leonard Sussman Open - Round 3

Felt harried the whole game, missed a big tactic against me, and feel I just got lucky to find a winning move near the end.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

National Open - Las Vegas

This was my first big, national tournament. Drove to Las Vegas with my husband for the event, and enjoyed a long weekend in the hot desert!

Round 1

Round 2
My first run in with the French Defense. I didn't play well out of the opening, but got lucky to pull a draw out of the game.

Round 3
Thought this one was lost, but managed to push him around at the end and get a win!

Took a bye round 4

Round 5
Had another run-in with the French and didn't do well again.

Round 6

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Leonard Sussman Open - Round 2

Lost this one. Might have a new rival. ;) I wish I had realized that there might be drawing chances with 2 rooks versus queen. One of those endgames things I haven't really learned yet, but maybe next time I'll do better with it. I might have fought harder at the end!