Friday, February 5, 2010

Club Championship Qualifier: Round 3 or "Drunken Boxing"

My thrid round game in the Reno Club championship Qualifier was against Vern Young.He has recently become A class and has a chess teaching business with youth players in the area.He has a blog as well which can be accessed at

Weve now played three times with an even score of +1-1=1.With the school semester starting the same week of this tournament I have had very little time and energy to try any sort of preparation for my opponents so I decieded to play the Closed Sicilian this night.I have a basic understanding of the ideas and knew it could present for a positional and if I was lucky tactical oppourtunity.

I must say though, I made many mistakes in this game by not using my clock wisely.After 15 moves I had used only 28 minutes and my opponent had used about 53. Enjoy the blunderfest!

Chris Harrington 1600 v. Vern young 1912

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