Corvallis Versus Eugene Rd 2

Well, after my victory in round one, I was feeling pretty good. We had about an hour break after my first game finished before round 2 started, I got pizza and orange juice. If orange juice works for Magnus, it will work for me. Anyway, the second opponent in my section was Jack. I think he is a high school student, he definitely is stronger than I was back then. Darn whippersnappers. Anyway, the game started at 1:45, and here it is!


This game only took about 90 minutes for us to play, so it was just after 3. I stuck around and played some blitz and watched the other boards for a while. At about 4 pm, I went home as I had things to do in the evening and couldn't play round 3. I chatted with my potential opponent Ivan, and he seemed to have had poor results in the first 2 rounds, so he was fine with us not playing. I think Dan or Stan may played up a division in the final round just to make things even, for the rivalry. or We may just have ended up with a bye. Still no word about what the match result was. I think we went down on the top boards, and won the middle.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to leave any questions or comments.


  • 5 years ago


    You guys make it seem like I outplayed him, but really I just played solidly and waited for him to blunder.

  • 5 years ago


    Another good game, you exploited his weakness and came out on top.  Congrats...

  • 5 years ago


    The d5 weakness was key to the win. This was a nice example of what identifying and pressuring a weak square can do :)

Back to Top

Post your reply: