Last weekend I played in a tournament in Tallahassee, Florida, the town in which I reside. It is mostly known for being Florida’s state capitol and for its two universities, Florida State University and Florida A&M University (my employer). The Chicago Open was in progress, but ironically I was not in my hometown for the big tournament.
The chess community is very small here, but recently local enthusiasts led by Steve Cullifer has been holding regular club meetings and tournaments. The field is not the strongest, but there are several Expert players. This weekend, the tournament had 17 players and several drove from Alabama.
I don’t usually put my games here, but I had a game that I thought was interesting and that may have some educational content. I played Tim Bond who had driven from Alabama to take part. The game was out of an English and had some tense moments. Enjoy!
(English Opening, 0-1, 51)