While everyone else was enjoying a relaxing three day weekend this president’s day, I was doing battle in parsippany at the amateur team east tournament with another 1,126 participants.
Our team, “The Marshall Plan,” won the best performing team from a historic club prize, and I’ve been told there will be a plaque in our honor displayed at the marshall chess club, perhaps even with an honorary reception/lecture commemorating our stellar performance.
Our team average was 2159, with Alex King, Matan Prilleltensky, Ted Belanoff and myself combining to crush all comers. Our last round loss was unfortunate, as we might have finished 5th overall had we won- however- it was our 3rd round loss to “en passant riot” that hurt the most.
Below, find one of the games I won undeservingly (as opposed to one of the games I lost that I deserved to win)