random mumblings
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2001-10-27 15:55:40 (UTC)

OCC Hallowe'en active

so i played in the first two rounds of a chess tournament
this morning...we had 13 people turn out which wasn't that
bad. i was 6th seeded, so i got some unrated kid in the
first round and beat him on the black side of a caro-kann.
and then who do i get in round 2...international master tom
o'donnell. i knew i was gonna lose regardless but this is

Craig Sadler (1302) - IM Tom O'Donnell (2469)
Ottawa Chess Club.com Hallowe'en Active (2)
Sicilian (Sozin defense)

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 Qb6

Fischer called this Benko's "rogue" move and it had no
apparent refuation...well i certainly didn't refute
it...find the worst move possible

7.Bb3?? losing a piece 7. ... Qxd4 8.Qxd4 0-1

there were moves after that but did it really matter. i at
least wanted to put up a *little* competition but oh
well...at least i'm gonna get a decent rating (2069 from
tom plus whatever i get from the kid...let's say 1200
that's still 1633 not bad at all) :) i definitely don't
have nerves of steel :)

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