Slow Swiss #5 - Round 3 game

May 3, 2013, 6:06 PM |

This is an especially painful loss for me.  

I wasn't feeling well at ALL - physically I was fine.  But I've had a very difficult time emotionally this week and I suppose one could say my heart wasn't in it.  I really did try my best but I NEVER EVER felt like I was focused and, of course, I made a fatal blunder (don't I always?)


1.   Focus as much as possible.  Feel that I'm doing my best given my skill level.

2.  Do NOT give the opponent an easy win.  Make him fight for it.

Well, I don't think I fulfilled either goal this time, sadly.   I suppose this happens to everyone.  I'm inexperienced and just don't know how to do some things.  I tried to follow all the opening principles and my opponent did NOT - I wanted so badly to find a way to punish that - but I couldn't.  I don't know how yet.  ***sigh****

It's going to be a bit simpler this time.  I'm still getting over my rough week but if I want to improve, I DO still have to try to learn from every game, even when it hurts.     So, here we go.  ******sigh again*********

(Only Cris Angel gets such nice opponents who try to help!!   I do consider myself lucky that the opponent was very nice and even kindly showed me where I went wrong because at the time, I had no idea what I had missed.)