US Amateur Team East Round 1

This year, I was board two on a team with an average rating of 1800. We got paired up in the first round, and my opponent was FM Rodion Rubenchik.  I was a little overmatched, but still, I shouldn't have gone down this quickly.

The opening transposed into a Catalan, and then later into a Queen's Indian. I got the wrong idea on move 12, and the game was over 5 moves later.  Quite often, Black doesn't have many good choices in the Queen's Indian.  This game is a good case in point.


  • 3 years ago


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