After the bye in round two, I had a fun game today against Polly. This tournament rocks, I really enjoy meeting everybody online. Polly - I loved our chat, you're awesome. So anyways, I was fully expecting an ass whooping since she's the number 3 seed and generally seems to really know what she's doing, but somehow I managed to win with black. Here's the game with some analysis:
I played Sciurus (of Squirrel Chess fame) in round one of the Tourney of Lepers. He's a really cool guy and seems to know his stuff, so we got into some funky Catalan that I had no clue how to play. I just pretended I knew what I was doing and made loud noises when I moved, I don't think he was able to hear me.
I just signed up for the chessflash player. Here's the game with limited analysis:
I just got home from some 10 days of travel. I didn't have any time to study or play during my trip, so now I'm really hungry for chess. I wish I could play in the National Open in Vegas this coming weekend, but something more important has come up. I envy drunknknite and whoever else will be at the chess festival... Oh well, maybe next time.
I'm planning a few more substantial posts, stay tuned.