Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Memorable Game 5: My Biggest Upset and First Victory over a Class A

My previous "Memorable Games" have been from the period 1986-87 when I was already around Class B strength. The following game, played after about 18 months of serious tournament chess experience, was more of an upset in that my opponent was rated 601 points higher, and I don't think I had won against anyone over about 1600 before this.

LaRoy O'Doan was around the Expert level at his peak, and I played him just a couple of years ago in Reno, though of course 25 years later and after some health problems he wasn't as strong and I managed to win two more games with him.

In this game, I play quite well for someone so inexperienced; in fact, I don't think I could play it much better today!

(show chess board)(hide chess board)


chesstiger said...

Is that rating behind your name (1327) correct? You didn't play at all like a player with that kind of rating. It seems as if the ratings are placed behind the wrong player.

Wahrheit said...

Thanks chesstiger, yes that really was my rating--I was just having one of those spurts of improvement, apparently. This was the first round of a city championship qualifier and I believe I had about a 1600+ performance in the tournament and went up about 100 points within a few months.

LinuxGuy said...

The game was won or lost on move 19. Online I may play clumsy and fall into that same mistake, but OTB I personally spend my time focusing on square-control and spotting stuff like that.

You didn't mess up your won game, which many D rated players might do. Hopefully, you get a ratings boost and continue to show the same winning form at class C level!

Anonymous said...

is one of the labels that never become outdated. Designing by ed hardy sale one of the best tattoo artists that ever lived, these clothes will clearly deposit the suffering of time- trend sensible. cheap ed hardy Being able to buy clothes that are considered to be forever in tailor is indeed challenging. ed hardy online shop The key to this feat is actually unadorned. ed hardy swimwear You must forever reminisce that in shape, ed hardy hats it is very important that the designs are well-thought of, ed hardy sunglasses and reflects all types of personalities. ed hardy belts If a consumer relates to the mode, then you can be assured that the individual will always feel at diminish with what he is tiresome. ed hardy mens This is the debate why you should actually christian audigier think about what clothes fit your own form before selling them.