I just wanted to post today because I just played an unusual and entertaining 5 - minute game against an IM and well known ICC personality, Christof Sielecki. He has a youtube channel annotating his games and and others, under his handle chessexplained. We played a very locked up opening, leading to creative play and, unfortunately, my king reaching f4 by move 20. Somehow though, I was never getting completely blown out and managed to even win with a nice attack. I'm not sure if there will be another post until after my tournament in August, so I hope you enjoy this game.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
This is my first post in about a month. I lost a frustrating game in June by blundering multiple times in a good endgame. Since then I've been pretty unhappy with my chess form, writing a lot of chess material for work and uninterested in blogging here. I'm in the process of preparing for the intensive Washington International which should be quite an experience considering the number of title players on this pre-entry list: http://www.mdchess.com/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=icalrepeat.detail&evid=67256&Itemid=185&year=2013&month=08&day=06&title=2nd-annual-washington-international