U.S. Open round 2: better lucky than good

In the post-mortem, my opponent found out that I was from Chicago and asked me whether I knew NM Kevin Bachler.  The former ICA president is spending a good chunk of time in Clearwater, and my opponent had recently attended a lecture given by Kevin.

Maybe I should have won, I definitely should have lost, so I can't complain about a draw. Look for games from real chess players soon.



Dmitry Gurevich converted his pet opening into an extra pawn and a pleasant endgame advantage. The pawn and the advantage evaporated (this happens to GMs too), but Dmitry posed problems until his opponent failed to solve one:


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