Tomorrow I will be paired as White against Jon Hildeman, rated 1703, in the final round of a Quad at the Southwest Chess Club.
If I win then according to the ratings estimator my rating will be 1813, putting me in Class A for the first time in my life.
I know that Jon will play 1...d6 with the idea of trading queens immediately. i.e. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 e5 3.dxe5 dxe5 4.Qxd8+ Kxd8. Knowing that I need to decide if we are going to play that line or if I will force him to keep queens on the board.
Last time we played and I had white I move ordered him in a King's Indian Defense, which I know he has been studying, so I need to take some time to weigh some pros and cons. In that game I didn't get much and we drew by repetition somewhere around move 25-30.
So I'm not sure what I will do, but I do know that it will involve playing for as long as it takes. I won't overpress to win, but I also won't agree to a draw with any play left in a position.
Stay tuned for more info after the game tomorrow.