I was unfortunately unable to play in the Far West Open here in Reno last weekend after some family illnesses and other problems cropped up in the last few weeks. Unfortunate, because I would have dearly loved to play chess for three solid days! But I will play in the even bigger, better Western States Open this October, and feel that by then I will be fully back in form and have a good chance to obtain a good result.
They should have full results and some games posted by tomorrow night at the link above; but I know that Ehlvest and Yermolinsky tied for 1st in the Open section with 5/6 and The Sage in the Tower scored +1 with a couple of byes. I look forward to hearing how the rest of the Reno players fared.
Meanwhile, I'm charged up about playing the final game of the Reno CC Class B Ch. this Thursday. Then it's on to the City Championship!