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I got to play chess against International Master Eric Tangborn in one of his simultaneous chess exhibition on Feb. 3, 2005 over at Microsoft's Redmond campus.

It was a lot of fun and challenging. Although I went down a piece early, I came back to get a draw. I'll take a draw against an International Master anyday...  ;-)

If the game had gone a couple more moves, I had a possible Checkmate. See post game analysis below.

[Event "Simultaneous Exhibition"]
[Site "Microsoft Redmond Campus"]
[Date "2/3/2005"]
[Round "1"]
[White "International Master Eric Tangborn"]
[Black "Carl Prothman"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2245"]
[BlackElo "1800"]
[Opening "Alekhine's Defense"]
{Two hour time limit was reached at move 27.}
1. c4  c5
2. Nc3  Nc6
3. Nf3  Nf6
4. d4  cxd4
5. Nxd4  e5
6. Nc2  d5 {?}
  {Bc5 a3, d6 b4, Bb6 e3, O-O Be2, Bf5 }
7. cxd5  Nxd5
  {Na5 e4, Bd7 Be3, Bd6 f3, O-O Kf2 }
8. Nxd5  Bf5
9. Nce3  Be6
10. Nc3  Bb4
11. Qxd8+ Rxd8
12. g3  Nd4 {!}
13. Bg2  b6
14. f4  exf4
15. gxf4  O-O
16. Kf2  Bc5
17. Be4  Nf5
18. Kf3  Nd4+
19. Kg2  f5
20. Bd3  Rf6
21. Bd2  Nxe2 {!!}
22. Bxe2 Rxd2
23. Kf3  Rxb2
24. Rab1 Rxb1
25. Rxb1 Rh6
26. Nf1  Rh3+
27. Ng3
{Game stop here at 2 hour mark.}
{Draw 1/2-1/2}

{After Game Analysis}
27...   Rxh2
28. Rh1  Rf2#  {!!!}
{28. Nf1 Rh3+ Ng3 Bd4 Bf1 Rxg3+ Kxg3 Bxc3 Rc1 Bd4 Bd3 }



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