I played Gene for the first time as White in this game. After all the clock shenanigans that I’ve been through lately, I meant business when I showed up for tonight’s game.
Gene is a nice guy and didn’t know how to handle my Scotch opening really. This is also the line I am least familiar with, but that wasn’t really going to matter. After the game, I won a bunch of skittles games against him as I was trying to show him how to improve against the Scotch, after finally getting him to win one in an endgame. I was up for a tough game and really wanted to try out my new no-nonsense clock skills, but that expectation didn’t exactly turn out as I had anticipated. I did, however, manage to have over an hour left on my clock at the end of the game.