Hyderabad Open 2017 Day 1
I was playing in the Hyderabad Open 2017 organized by Czar Academy of Chess. The tournament was held at Hyderabad, India. The tournament was played between 25-29 september. We played a total of 10 rounds with 2 rounds each day. It was a very tight schedule for both the players and the organizers. I only had 5 hours of sleep before playing the first round and when I reached the venue I was waiting for the round to start at 10.30am but there was a huge delay and we only started at 11.30am. That one hour delay drained a lot of my energy but I tried to focus and keep calm until the round starts. In the first round, I was paired against someone who was 500 points rated below me. I tried to avoid a first round disaster. Here is my game.