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Hikaru Junction

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Hello all, and welcome to Hikaru Junction, the only chess blog on the internet that must have missed 60 Minutes. I’m working on a bigger project for next week, but for the sake of consistency I’ve dug up the games from my most recent tournament.

For those diehard fans among you, I’ll have to apologize and defer the topic to a later date, leaving you instead with



Now, then, I could talk about industrialization and men's fashion all day, but I'm afraid work must intrude…

Frank Lee Ashmun(2100) – Orion L.E. (1741) Rd. 1, MCC Tournament 7/28/2018



Position 1



Position 2



That game deviated from what I was comfortable with early in the opening. Instead of providing a straightforward route to the middlegame, the unusual early maneuvering proved a fly in the ointment, a monkey in the wrench, a pain–

In any case, I resolved that as White in the next game, I would play my game, instead of being sucked into the weirdness my opponent created.

Orion L.E.(1741) – Christian Goldammer (2060) Rd. 2, MCC Tournament 7/28/2018



I was unhappy with my first two losses as I began the third game, but we may have some problems. How’s our schedule?

Two down, one to go?

Then don't waste time talking to me. I’m going to count to three. There will not be a four.

John Walton(1628) – Orion L.E.(1741) Rd. 3, MCC Tournament 7/28/2018



I wanted this to be professional, efficient… not a lot to ask. But it’s clear as usual that although there are some good signs, there’s room to improve. I should be back next week with something cool.

Anyway, best of luck in your games.

Orion Lehoczky Escobar

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