As many tournaments do, the Houston Open had the option of playing on a 2- or 3-day schedule. Going with the 3-day schedule would give me an extended break on Saturday, so I went with that, meaning game 1 was Friday night.
My opponent that night was one Mr. Wilson. He was an old white guy with glasses, a demographic not very well represented this tournament (Asian schoolkids were easily the most numerous.) Later, we found out he came all the way from Honolulu.
He was rated 1400, but had a great tournament, going 4.0/5.
In this game, he ended up dominating my Queenside with some mighty pawns and was clearly in control throughout the game. But still, at the class level of play, there are often ample opportunities to recover. However, I don’t find a way. Eventually ending up going down a Bishop, and resigned before fruitlessly trying to get a Pawn promoted.