Chess Career Highlight
This may be the highlight of my chess career!!
Tonight I completed a rapid tournament at my club. The Easter Rapid Championship. It has been running for the last four weeks, played each Friday night.
When the tournament started, I didn't give myself much of a chance. After all, I had to face not only my nemisis, Edgar (2101), but I also had to face off against Bob Cowley (2261) and Colin Cloudsdale (2143), not to mention all the other strong players in the club. I currently have a rapid rating of 1955.
Time controls were 25mins + 10sec / move.
How did I go?
I managed to get 7½ points out of 8, winning the tournament half a point clear of Bob Cowley! I am ecstatic about that!! With a field like this, I don't think I will ever play better chess!
You can see the crosstable for the details of the whole tournament.
I actually managed to defeat Edgar and Colin (to my complete surprise). And drew against Bob Cowley!
The tournament software (SwissPerfect) gave me a "performance rating" of 2285! Holy buckets!
I think I might print this crosstable, laminate it, frame it and hang it on a wall
Yes, I am bragging here, but hey, I don't know that I will ever get a better result, so I'm taking the opportunity to have a moment in the spotlight -- it may never happen again!
Thanks for reading