Tuesday, May 22, 2012
DC Chess League Final
The final week of the DC Chess League season, I thought I was going to get a shot at GM Larry Kaufman, my first rated game with a GM in over a year. When the other team's captain arrived though, he jokingly told me that Larry refused to play me out of solidarity over our past experiences on the same summer league team. I think he was just out of town. Instead I played with a 2190 rated high school freshman from the prestigious Thomas Jefferson High School. I like to think that I experimented in the opening, then slowly developed a good position and and converted into a winning endgame. You could also say that I played a boring game and then my opponent blundered a pawn so I won. I'll let you decide.