Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday At Meijer (1-30-12), Round 2

This is my round 2 game and I played the Rubinstein variation of the French. I wasn't able to get anything from the opening and my opponent played very solidly. I was cramped during most of the game and it ended in a long draw. Again, comments are always welcomed!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday At Meijer (1-30-12), Round 1

This is my round one game in this Louisville, KY tournament. My opponent told me after the game that he loves playing the London System, but doesn't know how to play against it. When facing the London, I normally go for a line as black that has recently gave me problems. I was able to play the London twice as white in this event. Here is the first!

Friday, February 3, 2012

January 2012 Monthly Swiss, Round 3

My round 3 game was vs. Bob Kilmer. I have played the French Defence against him several times, but I think this was the first time he went for the Exchange Variation! We both made our share of errors, but he got into time trouble and when he resigned he had less than 10 second remaining and I had several minutes left. I finished 2-1 in this tournament and lost 1 rating point!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

January 2012 Monthly Swiss, Round 2

My round 2 game was vs. USCF expert Joe Farrell. Joe and I have contested the London System several times, but this was not one of my better efforts. I didn't use my time wisely and just made the moves without much thought, thus the result. One cannot play this way with someone of Joe's strength and expect to stay in the game for long!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January 2012 Monthly Swiss, Round 1

In hopes of improving my game, I plan on annotating all my rated games from 2012. My first games of 2012 were in the Elizabethtown Chess Club, "January Monthly Swiss." My first round game was vs. Dave Brock and I chose to play the Scandinavian Defence vs. 1.e4! Comments are welcomed!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Winter Blues Open


Winter Blues Open
Saturday, February 25 2012, 11:00am
The Winter Blues Open
February 25, 2012
USCF Rated * 4SS * G/60 *
EF: $20 if mailed by Feb. 20th
PLACE/SITE
FAMILY BUFFET
121 Towne Drive * Elizabethtown, KY 42701
The Winter Blues Open
February 25, 2012
USCF Rated
* 4SS * G/60 *

EF: $20 if mailed by Feb. 20th

PLACE/SITE:
FAMILY BUFFET 121 Towne Drive * Elizabethtown, KY 42701


PRIZES:
OPEN (1400+) $$b/20 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50, U1700 $50
RESERVE (U 1400) $$b/10 1st $75, 2nd $50, 3rd $25, U1000/unr $25
Late/On-Site Registration Sat: 11-11:25 am – Late EF: $5.00 more.
(Cash only at site)
ROUND TIMES
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Make check payable to: Johnny Owens and mail by February 20th to:
Johnny Owens; P. O. Box 266, Elizabethtown, KY 42702
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