In less than a month after my first tournament there, I came back to Washington Dulles International Airport to play a second one, the 5th Continental Class Championships.
Looking at my games after the tournament, I found that I wasn't very tactically alert. I missed two winning opportunities in round 4 and 5. Can you spot the winning moves here?
1. Nc5 attacks the White Queen. When the Queen moves, Nb3 will win an exchange.
2. White wins the exchange or the bishop: 1. Nb6 Rc7 2. Nd5 Rc6 3. Ne7+ Kf7 4. Nxc6 Bxc6
or 1. Nb6 Rd8 2. Rd1