These are the games that I played in the tournament of all Lima, the capital of Peru. To make it to the nationals I had to score 3 points, luckly the best player in my catagory (a FM) was playing up in the U16. Details: I was partisipating in the U12 catagory, It was my second official tournament which made me one of the least tournament experienced players AND one of the youngest at 10 years,7 months (I really hope I didn't make a mistake in telling you my age as some (I won't name) people discriminate children that play in chess.com, I hope i have earned enough respect in star trek v.s. star wars that this won't happen).
My first game was against my friend who was about as good as me.
My second game turned out to be my easiest one and it served as rest before I played against the hard players:
This player wasn't very good but I didn't see a tactic and almost lost but he didn't do the winning move:
The kid I played next was playing in both, the U12 catagory, and the U10 catagory in which he won 1st place:
This game was against a very strong player (He later got 2nd place in the nacionals) who's rating was around 1800. The game was only 14 moves long but we were playing for 2 hours!!:
This next game was against someone who had beat me in the other official tornament I had played but it was mainly because of a HORRIBLE opening. He later scored 3rd in the nationals but he didn't deserve it, he only played against one player who scored more than 4.5/7 which he lost to!
The final game was against someone with a full point less than me, if I won I would get 2nd,if I tied i would get 3rd, and if I lost, I would get 4th. I felt confident since I had a full point more than him and my rating preformance so far was ~1700 (I play much better in OTB than online), maybe a little too confident. :(
find the mate in 3
In the end I got 5/7 points which got me a place in the nacionals and got me 4th place! since I was in the top 30% I also made it to the trinidad and tobago Pan-Am but I will not be going since it conflicts with the supernacionals.
for next time: My Peruvian Nationals Experience