My first FIDE tournament
After playing chess everyday for a year and reading some books, I thought it would be a good idea to get my FIDE rating even though at the time I had no idea what my level of play was. As the first round was approaching, I was getting really nervous and this feeling combined with my lack of confidence made me play rather passive:
After this game I was feeling really good, I was happy not to blunder and a draw was fine by me back then. But when I look at it today I see that I should have played on and I feel a bit bad on the crazy calculation just to make a draw, but I guess that's OK.
On round 2 I was a bit more confident and even though I was going to play against the top sit (2100 FIDE!), I wasn't freaking out or crazy nervous. Here is the game: