Desi had a very tough day and faced a 1500 and a 1200 for his two rounds. We played out his first game and I will post that here tomorrow. As he explained his moves, he played out a recovering combination that I thought (and he during the game) was a winner, but then "What the . . ." A bishop from the other side of the board equalized. It was a very interesting game and he almost pulled a win out of it. I think we will upon analysis at home. I have not looked at the second game, yet. I am happy about what he learned during the Kosteniuk game and the round 1 game. I am just happy that he recorded all his games today and his games were over 2 1/2 hours each.
This has already been a tournament that we will always remember and there are two more days! Desi and Dylan want me to play in the parents-friends tournament tomorrow where my score will be combined with theirs for a composite score. We all pulled together and supported each other, and spent a lot of the day laughing and playing with each other, despite the physical and mental anguish of the chess games. Des and Dylan both look forward to what the next few days will bring.