My Games in the 2018 National Open in Las Vegas

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Aug 7, 2018, 2:33:56 AM8/7/18
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This is my worst tournament in years. I lost ALL my games. My last two games were lost to Class C players. I had never lost to a class C player before. Now I lost to two of them. The last game was lost just due to sheer carelessness.
Why do I post such terrible games? To remind myself to pay more attention the next time.
The only somewhat good game was against Annie Wang, who tied for the US Woman's Championship. If I had played O-O instead of O-O-O I would have had a good game.

[Event "National Open"]
[Site "Las Vegas"]
[Date "2018.06.21"]
[Round "03"]
[White "Wang, Annie"]
[Black "Sloan, Sam"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "2389"]

1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 Nc6 3.Nf3 Qe7 4.Bd2 Nxe5 5.e3 d5 6.Bc3 Nxf3+ 7.Qxf3 c6 8.Bd3 Nf6 9.Nd2 Qd6 10.h3 Be7 11.O-O Be6 12.Rfe1 O-O-O 13.e4 dxe4 14.Nxe4 Nxe4 15.Bxe4 f6 16.Rad1 Qc7 17.Rxd8+ Rxd8 18.Bxh7 Bd5 19.Qg4+ Kb8 20.Qxg7 Bc5 21.Qxc7+ Kxc7 22.Be4 Bf7 23.Bf3
b6 24.a3 a5 25.Bxf6 Rd2 26.Re2 Rd1+ 27.Kh2 Bd6+ 28.Be5 Rc1 29.Bxd6+ Kxd6 30.h4 Bg6 31.c3 b5 32.h5 Bh7 33.g4 c5 34.g5 0-1

[Event "National Open"]
[Site "Las Vegas NV"]
[Date "2018.06.23"]
[Round "02"]
[White "Sloan, Sam"]
[Black "Quirke, Jeff"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2195"]

1.g4 d5 2.Bg2 c6 3.h3 h5 4.g5 e5 5.d3 Be6 6.Nc3 Bd6 7.e4 Ne7 8.Bd2 Nd7 9.h4 a6 10.Nh3 Qc7 11.O-O d4 12.Ne2 Ng6 13.f4 Bg4 14.fxe5 Ndxe5 15.Qe1 Bxe2 16.Qxe2 Nxh4 17.Qf2 Nxg2 18.Kxg2 Qd7 19.Qf5 Qxf5 20.Rxf5 Ng6 21.Rf2 Ke7 22.Raf1 Raf8 23.c3 c5 24.b4 b6
25.bxc5 bxc5 26.cxd4 cxd4 27.Ba5 Ne5 28.Nf4 Ng4 29.Nd5+ Ke6 30.Rb2 Rb8 31.Bb6 Rhc8 32.Rfb1 Be5 33.a4 f6 34.gxf6 Nxf6 35.Nxf6 Bxf6 36.Kf3 Rc3 37.Ke2 h4 38.Kd2 Rbc8 39.Re1 Be5 40.Rg1 g5 41.Ke2 Rc2+ 42.Rxc2 Rxc2+ 43.Kf3 Rd2 44.Rc1 Rxd3+ 45.Kg4 Rg3+ 46.Kh5 h3
47.Rc6+ Kd7 48.Rh6 h2 49.Kg6 Rg1 50.Bxd4 Bf4 51.Rh7+ Ke6 52.Rh8 h1=Q 53.Rxh1 Rxh1 0-1

[Event "National Open"]
[Site "Las Vegas NV"]
[Date "2018.06.23"]
[Round "03"]
[White "Sloan, Sam"]
[Black "Odzemir, Serdar"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2195"]

1.g4 d5 2.Bg2 e5 3.c4 dxc4 4.Qc2 c6 5.h3 Be6 6.Nf3 Bd6 7.Na3 b5 8.b3 Qa5 9.Nb1 cxb3 10.Qb2 bxa2 11.Nc3 Nf6 12.O-O O-O 13.Nxa2 Qc7 14.d3 Nbd7 15.Bd2 a5 16.Rfc1 Nc5 17.d4 exd4 18.Nxd4 Bd5 19.Bxd5 Nxd5 20.Nf5 Be5 21.Nd4 Bxd4 22.Qxd4 Nb3 23.Qb2 Nxa1 24.Qxa1
b4 25.Qd4 Rfd8 26.Qc5 Rac8 27.Bg5 f6 28.Bd2 h6 29.Qc4 Kh8 30.h4 Nb6 31.Qc5 Rxd2 32.Ra1 Qe5 33.Rc1 Qxc5 0-1

[Event "National Open"]
[Site "Las Vegas NV"]
[Date "2018.06.24"]
[Round "04"]
[White "Roberts, Daniel"]
[Black "Sloan, Sam"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "1452"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.exd5 e4 5.Bc4 Bg4 6.Nge2 Bc5 7.d4 Bb4 8.Qd2 O-O 9.h3 Bf5 10.Qe3 Re8 11.Bd2 Nbd7 12.O-O-O Nb6 13.Bb3 Nbxd5 14.Nxd5 Bxd2+ 15.Rxd2 Nxd5 16.Bxd5 Qxd5 17.Nc3 Qc4 18.g4 Bd7 19.f5 Rad8 20.Rhd1 a5 21.b3 Qb4 22.f6 gxf6 23.Nxe4 Re6
24.Nxf6+ Rxf6 25.Qg5+ Kf8 26.Qxf6 Ke8 27.d5 Bb5 28.a4 Ba6 29.d6 cxd6 30.Rxd6 Rxd6 31.Rxd6 Qe1+ 32.Kb2 Qe7 33.Qh8+ Qf8 34.Rd8+ Kxd8 35.Qxf8+ 1-0

[Event "National Open"]
[Site "Las Vegas NV"]
[Date "2018.06.24"]
[Round "05"]
[White "Sloan, Sam"]
[Black "Jensen, Ulf"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "1412"]

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 g6 4.cxd4 e6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.Nc3 d6 7.Bg5 f6 8.Be3 Nc6 9.Rc1 Nge7 10.Bb5 a6 11.Bd3 O-O 12.O-O Nb4 13.Bb1 d5 14.e5 Nbc6 15.exf6 Bxf6 16.Bh6 Re8 17.Re1 b5 18.a3 Qb6 19.Be3 Nf5 20.Bh6 Nxh6 21.Nxd5 Qd8 22.Nxf6+ Qxf6 23.Rxc6 Bb7 24.Rc7 Bxf3
25.Qxf3 Qxf3 26.gxf3 Rac8 27.Rxc8 Rxc8 28.Ba2 Kg7 29.Rxe6 Nf5 30.d5 Nh4 31.d6 Rc1+ 32.Re1 Rxe1# 0-1
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