Friday, April 14, 2006
Weekend Tournament: Western Pacific Open
I'll be driving down towards LAX later today to play in round 1 of the Western Pacific Open. If the pre-entries are reliable (I have multiple reasons to believe they are not) then I'll be playing IM Timothy Taylor in the 1st round. I've lost to him twice including one major blunder in the opening which caused me to resign on move 8. Since I've never scalped an IM, I would love to make this my first. I'm feeling pretty well prepared for this tournament as a whole. I had one disappointing game recently, but I believe as a whole I played well that game and I've been doing a lot of tactical exercizes since then to try to build my awareness. Anyways, if I have some nice results I'll be sure to keep you posted.