Friday, March 12, 2010

Memorable Game 8: 2002 Alaska State Ch., R. Pearson - Jim Hanlen 1-0

The 2002 Alaska State Championship was one of my best tournaments; three wins, one loss, a half point bye, a tie for 4th place and the State Class B Championship trophy.  I believe I even obtained some fraction of a Grand Prix point.

The last round of this tournament was another memorable game, which I'll get to next (it was also sweet revenge for the thrashing I got in Memorable Game 7).  Before that, in round 2, I managed to defeat my friend Jim Hanlen, who is also current Alaska State Champion.  Jim was kind enough to write me recently and say that I ought to publish a game I won against the reigning champ.  Here it is: