I just finished the Central Florida Class Championship, and I tied for first in the B player section with a 4.5/5 score. I have been using this site to work on certain aspects of my game, and the results have been very sucessful for me, as this is one of my best tournament results in a long time, and I won $391, which means my cable bill will be paid for months, and that I will become a subscriber here as soon as the check clears!
Below is the round 5 "money game", played against the first seed in the section, and who was undefeated going into this round. I was a half point behind, and I HAD to win in order to win anything.
I haven't analyzed the game yet, or run it through a computer or anything, but I am very proud that I found 33. Be6 at the board. I may have missed something in the attack, but I took the material and went into the "pseudo-ending" knowing that my technique was sufficient to win.
I directly attribute my success in the tournament to my playing here the last four months, and I want to thank everyone here who has played me or corresponded in the forum, because I think it directly contributed to my success.
[Event "Central Florida Class Championship"]
[White "Paul Leggett"]
[Black "Dereck Laureano"]