Saturday, February 16, 2008

USATE Rd. 1: Disassembled by Reassembler 4 - 0 :-(

Greetings from Parsippany! So in my Wacky Wednesday post from two weeks ago Blunderprone left me a comment keep an eye for Reassembler and Globular at the tournament. So what were the odds that my team would get paired against their team? I guess pretty good because that's what happened. It was ugly. We were out rated on the top 3 boards by 300 - 400 points each. Fourth board was only 100 points, but the the result was the same. I was the first one done. It got kind of ugly at the end. Here's the game in all it's splendid ugliness.



I forgot my SD card and reader, so I had to actually input the moves into Chess Base by hand. Damn I get spoiled rotten. I guess if I was going to forget something, that was the least of my worries. I remembered my set, board, clock, reading glasses, iPod, chocolate and Mon Roi. What else do I really need?

4 comments:

transformation said...

My oh my!

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* we are
* * all ears
* * * warmly, dk

Greg K. said...

A couple of comments:

1. Much of the time I spent in the opening was used to compare the differences between the move I played and the always-tempting d5. Given how many different times I considered d5, it is surprising that I never got around to playing it.

2. I rejected 23...Nxh4 because I thought you might be holding on after 24. Nxg4. I didn't even consider 24. Bxb7.

I enjoyed meeting you and wish you the best of luck in the rest of the tournament.

Greg

Globular said...

It was great to meet you Polly! We ended up at 4-2 after some dissapointments.

It was funny when we sat across from you guys for round 1; I saw your name on your clock looked at Derek, pointed at it, and he said, "I think so!" That's when I introduced us.

As usual I had an awesome time there.

-Matt

Pat said...

Polly,
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