The first round of the Steinitz Open is in the books and the rating favorites prevailed. Russel and Kyan each came in striking distance of an upset. They outplayed their higher rated opponents but stumbled in their endgames. Gerald reminded everyone why his Lichess username is Gambit_Guy by winning a very nice Morra Gambit game.
Below are the games with some annotation.
The second round Hamlet Tovmasyan and John Hale will join us. The games start Friday, November 6th at 7.10pm.
Head over to https://caissachess.net/live/878 for pairings and standings.