Tournament Games, pt 2
Hi all, it's been a while since my last blog post. In my previous post, I shared some of the games which I played in an online Live Standard tournament for players rated 1200-1499 here on Chess.com. I had also promised all you readers that I would post the rest of my games in the near future. I have no intention of breaking my promise, so here are games 3-5. Hope you all enjoy .
So, I've got 2 straight wins in the tournament, but there was still 3 battles to fight. It isn't over till it is. In this game I was matched up against an unstable rating player. Before the first round, he was rated 1400+ ( I think ), after the first round, he had a rating of 1500+, and in the third round where he was matched up against me, he had a rating of about 1590.... but I wasn't terrified by his rating and just played my usual game.
Okay so that went well, but my only regret was his unstable rating, or else I would have easily gotten a new top win.... well whatever! 3 wins 0 lose, so far so good!
Another win for me! 4 wins 0 lose. By now I was already at the top of the leaderboard, with the second 1 whole point below me and his tiebreaker was lower than me. So, 1st place was already a certainty , regardless of the result of my last game, as long as I'm not matched up against the second ( probably wouldn't anyway, since I've already played against him in a previous round ).
Okay so I'm a little tired (and lazy) to annotate and comment on my last game, so I've requested my coach to help me annotate it for me. He's rated about 2000, so I hope that his annotation and excellent commentary can help give you some insight.
Okay so, he didn't really liked my game, pointing out my various blunders and mistake, but then I was only using half my mind then. In the end I even became so tired that I even decided to offer my opponent who was 6 points down according to my coach's analysis a draw...what's worse is that my opponent was in real time trouble, and I had much time to think over my moves... oh well I think my worst blunder in that game was actually agreeing for the draw. But really, I won first place anyway, so who cares??!! Huh, say what? First place? Yeah, I said it, I got first place in a 15|10 online Live Tournament opened to 1200-1499 rated players. Congratz to me!!
Oh well, I'm gonna end this blog post right here. Hope you all had fun reading, and please feel free to comment. And if you hadn't read Part 1, you can read it here http://www.chess.com/blog/InsanePlayer99/nfc. Thanks for reading!