As promised (threatened?) my 19 move win from last Thursday's "Four Rated Games Tonight!" tournament. I had gotten off to my usual 0-2 start. It was another strong field, but no matter how strong the tournament is there is always some venturesome soul who enters the event as his first tournament. For a second week in a row I decided not to look at the wall chart and worry about who I would play. Normally I would have been fretting over whether I'd make the break or not for round three. By the time round three came I had totally forgotten there was an unrated playing in the tournament, so I think I was a little surprised by the pairing.
My rule of thumb regarding unrateds is beware of ones with Eastern European names. So when I was paired against someone whose first name is Laszlo I figured it could be a tough game. It ended out being easier then I thought.