Looks like I’ll be playing Dave Gordon next week, in the 3rd round of the 2013 Azroy Kandan Spring Open. This will be our 8th official encounter at the Kingston Chess Club. Surprisingly, I’ve won our previous seven encounters (one of which was a rapid g/30 game):

Event

Date

2011 KCC Championship – Rd.5

2011-02-07

2011 Azroy Kandan Spring Open – Rd.2

2011-03-28

2012 KCC Championship – Rd. 4

2012-01-31

2012 Jim Cairns Memorial – Rd. 4

2012-10-15

2012 Presidents Challenge – Rd.5

2012-12-03

2013 KCC Championship – Rd. 4

2013-01-28

2013 Kingston Rapid – Rd. 3

2013-03-04

Dave is a tough opponent. And often times, I’d be losing in the middle game, only to claim a win in the end, through some miracle (or blunder). I’m hoping our next encounter will be interesting. I will be playing black. And Dave has been playing the London System the past two games he was White. Perhaps I should prepare something in that line… More