This is going to be a good one, folks! Tonight at 8:00 p.m., I take on Ustreet of The Daily Gopher.
And I’m nervous.
Ustreet is a solid player, and is rated 1476 on chess.com under the username b3tt3rdeadthanred. After looking at several of his games, Ustreet typically plays a king’s pawn opening with the white pieces and a Sicilian defense against 1.e4 with the black pieces. Against 1.d4, Ustreet has played queen’s gambit declined.
Ustreet is a strong tactical player who will punish opponents’ mistakes. If there is one weakness, sometimes Ustreet will try to create aggression when none by making aggressive pawn moves.
In order for me to win, I need to parry Ustreet’s threats and take advantage of any small positional advantages I can get.
What: B5Q’s Bob Wiedenhoeft (1-0 overall, 0-0 B1G) vs. The Daily Gopher’s Ustreet (0-0 overall, 0-0 B1G)
When: Today, Thursday, April 16th, 8:00 p.m. Central Time
Streaming info: Bucky’s 5th Quarter’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/PkXoVDNxB1Q
Don’t know much about chess? Don’t worry! I will provide some running commentary to explain what’s going on.
If everything works correctly, it should be embedded here:
Bucky’s 5th Quarter: @B5Q
Bob Wiedenhoeft: @rwiedenhoeft
The rapid time control will be game in 15 minutes with a 10 second increment. Each game is worth one point; a draw is worth 0.5 points. If one player gets 1.5 or more points, they win. If the match is tied after two games, we will move into overtime.
- Overtime 1: two games at 3/2 time control; 1.5 points wins
- Overtime 2: two games at 1/1 time control; 1.5 points wins
- Overtime 3: two games a 1/0 time control; 1.5 points wins. Repeat overtime 3 format until a winner is decided.