Slow Swiss #5 - Round 5 game
Well.... Ding, ding, ding..
NOT many people can say THIS... I'm the ONLY player in the entire tournament who did NOT earn a single point, not even a half point.
I fought hard though. I had very good games in almost every round. My round 4 was a disaster with my excuse being I did not feel well.
(LESSON -- WHEN you have a headache DO NOT PLAY! It escalates to a migraine when you ignore it!!!!!)
Anyway, this was a game I had with Strickland, a player with whom I've had a game before. I hope I gave him more of a challenge this time. I fought as hard as I could but I simply am ignorant in end game. I also ran into time trouble towards the end and went into full blown
I panicked. No question. I panicked.
And leave it to dumb Cris Angel to tell her opponent she is panicking. RED neon sign on my forehead "TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS! SHE'S PANICKING SO YOU CAN DO ANYTHING AND SHE'LL LOSE!"
Until the panic attack (and I'll point out the move where I panicked), I was doing okay. This was a "closed board" and therefore I got stuck A LOT. It seemed that I was ALWAYS stuck.
But here we go. Let's take a peek, shall we?