Thursday, May 31, 2012

Raoul Crisologo Open - Round 1

This was the first round of a new tournament. I was extremely close to not making time control (Hit what we think was move 40 with 1 second on my clock), and missed some drawing chances which may or may not have been due to the time pressure. I'm not too unhappy with the game overall, though, despite the loss.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tom Fries Open - Round 4

This was a disappointing one for me. I do this sort of thing a lot. I have a hard time winning from a lead. If I get ahead, I somehow start to panic and try to "defend my lead" instead of keeping the pressure on. I went all passive and couldn't do anything with my lead here. If I'm fighting from even or a little behind I'm more likely to stay aggressive. I need to figure out how to keep myself fighting hard and attacking even if I'm ahead!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tom Fries Open - Round 3

I got very lucky to get a draw out of this. The game felt like a mess the whole time, and it was sooooo long. Didn't finish until after midnight.