Sunday, September 5, 2010

Illinois Open, day one

Two state champions bit the dust in round 2: Michael Auger beat defending co-champ IM Florin Felecan and Aakaash Meduri beat FM Albert Chow.   5-1 won the tournament last year, so who knows....

On a personal note: it was a pleasure to see NM Mariano Acosta back at the board after a period of ill health.  It was not a pleasure to be defending an endgame against him!  (I drew, but only with a little luck.)

Open and Reserve standings are here.

1 comment:

HubDiggs said...

Maybe he let you draw. I've heard he's a generous player when he wants to be. I know for a fact that when he's not in a generous mood he is a terror.