ICA In-Person Tournament / Glen Rock / Saturday Oct 9th
What a thrilling day we had this past Saturday at our Glen Rock campus! As our ICA Family knows, we hosted our first in-person tournament in over a year and a half on National Chess Day, October 9th, with over 50 competitors.
As a player, it was great to be back at Glen Rock and to see everyone we have been connecting with online. Just being back in the room with my fellow competitors made me reminisce about all the great games I‘ve played there. However, as a director, I must admit, it was somewhat stressful! But seeing all the new and old faces, from beginner to advanced, ready to play at ICA in person after such a long time was amazing.
Personally, I was very happy with my result of a score of 2.5/3 and, I must admit, I had some very nice wins.
In my second game I played White against Lev Zilbermintz, an opponent who is always a threat and who played a very nice game.
The game started off with 1. d4 e5?
Lev has never been known to play normal openings, so in actuality, I should not have been that surprised.
After some normal moves we reached this critical position.