Sunday, May 18, 2008
Here are the games from the Marshall Thursday-night tournament, in all their dubious glory. No comments yet; soon, really. The result of the fourth-round game is not a misprint; he really offered a draw. I'm usually on the wrong side of that transaction.
Here are a couple of positions from the last-round game against Naranja:
Here White missed a good chance to keep his whole advantage with 28.Rc5. If 28...Rxd7 29.Rxf5+, while 28...Ke7 is met by 29.Bc6. Instead, White played 28. Rbd5 and wound up in a Rook+4 Pawns vs Rook+3 Pawns endgame.
In the fullness of time, that simplified down to the next diagram: I'll have a lot to say about the resulting R+2P vs R+P endgame.
I played a bunch of G/30 when I was first coming back to chess--it seemed a shame to have a tounament like the NY Masters in my backyard and not play in it. But I played horribly and didn't enjoy it at all, so I've stopped. Even G/60 makes my head hurt.
I did sort of enjoy the Marshall's non-rated G/30 last year, although I didn't play any better. I'd try that again, though it doesn't seem likely I'll have the opportunity.