Vancouver Open: How I lost 80 rating points

NM Joseph_Truelson

Vancouver Open was an epic fail for me. I came in with hopes of winning it, as I was seeded 6th with a rating of 1671. However, it went horribly. I managed to win my first game, but even that was lucky.

In my second game, I played horribly and got a draw in a pawn-down rook ending.

And I lost my last three games, and in the last round lost 2 pawns in 7 moves.  My final score was 1.5/5, and I will loose about 80 rating points.