Jul 20, 2013, 12:04 PM
This is about a tournament ( rapid ) i played in july. there are some combinations you can solve, too.
in the first round, i was quite tired as i came home from a 2- day trip at 7 and the tournament started at 10. i obtained an early advantage, but in overconfidence blundered back the advantage. soon , i reached the following calculated position :
i was scared to hell that i miscalculated when i saw Rd2. But, soon i managed to win the game ( AS WHITE!!! ) how?
- ill leave that to you to figure out. i won my next round and my round 3 is shown later - and the fourth round was as easy as cake. i lost the 5th to a unrated ( who finished 8th , beating some 1600 - 1700s ) and won the 6th. in the 7th, i once again managed to obtain a very scary position ( as white... i played risky chess as white... ) :
This game too i managed to win!! and in the next game, i lost on the 9th board, and in the ultimate round i slaughtered my opponent in 15 moves ( i brought his king to g6 in the French Defense ! he lost a queen and a piece and resigned ).
Find the two combinations if you can!
i played on board 3 in the 3rd round , against a 2191. needless to say ( :P ) i played excellently , and a bit carelessly at moments, but got the following position , clearly winning for me :
i was quite proud of this position, but not of the situation : i had 10s on the clock , while he had 27s, with no increment. i continued to move, and faster than him, but not enough : I timed out, when he had 10s.
for those interested : i finished the tourney on 6/9 and came 28th overall ( shared with 1710 ) ( first in U - 15 ), in a field of 300 players and 82 rateds ( beating many 1600s and 1700s to it :P )
please let me know.