It's only a week or so until I fly to Philadelphia for the World Open.
My practice games make me wonder whether it'll be Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde who shows up. Here are a couple games I played completely differently this week.
The first is a correspondence game; I clinched a perfect score in round one in the 1st chess.com 1400-1800 correspondence tournament. After 9.Nc3 I've won the opening, 13.e4! is the winning tactic, and I convert effortlessly.
The second is a game I played at G/15 time controls. Again I win the opening and convert effortlessly, but only after 12.Nd5?! and 13.Ne3?, tactical blunders that would've landed me in hot water against a stronger (or luckier) opponent.
Which player will show up at the World Open?