This Wednesday I decided to go play some chess for a change, together with 37 other people who entered the Wednesday night U2000 at the Marshall Chess Club. If you’re not in it already, you should come register for round two with a first round bye! In round one, I managed to win my game, which I’ve included below. Marcus and Jermaine also won their games, though Jermaine did so in grand style with an interesting theoretical novelty! When alex asked him after the game why he played the mind bending 16.Ndb5, he said “because I didn’t see any other move.” When I asked him about it afterwards, he said that he had looked at some other moves, but decided that this one was crushing because he couldn’t find a way for Black to save both his knight and rook.