I spent five weeks of my summer in Pittsburgh at the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. PGSS is a selective summer program for Pennsylvania Students who are interested in getting a broader education in science and learning topics not covered in school. About two students are selected per intermediate unit (county) to attend this program and have the chance to explore subjects ranging from Java to Special Relativity. The curriculum also includes real labs (We worked with radioactive cesium!) as well as guest lectures. Best of all, this program was funded by the state government of Pennsylvania, making it free for all students!
The program was designed to give high school students a taste of college life. Therefore, there was a decent amount of unstructured time in the evenings and weekends to do homework, play sports, call home, or go out to eat. I really enjoyed using some of this time to explore Pittsburgh. However, since I knew that the Denker Tournament of High School Champions started the day after the camp ended, I needed to stay sharp. It happened that the Allegheny Chess Congress took place on one of the weekends so I decided to get some practice there. Unfortunately, I did not perform too well, going 2.5/4 and being upset by a much lower rated player in the last round. The position below is from that game. I missed a chance to win easily here because of time pressure and miscalculations.
Answer: 1...Bg4 2. Rde1 Bf3 wins a pawn. I'm not too sure why I was afraid of 2. Bxd6:
1...Bg4 2.Bxd6 Qxe4+ should win easily.