Finished 3rd in my first tournament
My first chess tournament ever!
I signed up for a thematic tournament (alekhine) under 1200 rated my first day on chess.com! I had never played a tournament before and was really excited It was 126 people in the tourney!
It was 6 players in the group and 10 games! I felt good control and won my first 8 games Then i saw that if i got 9 points i will move on to next round so i was a coward and ask my last opponent for two draws and he accept! I am not proud of that decision, Dont ask for stupid draws! Later the guy who gave me the draw got his account closed (dont know why) I was through and it took forever before next round started!
In the long time between the rounds my rating had improved and was 1316! I was favourite to move on to last round Again i got 8 comfotable wins but this time i did not ask the last guy for draws! I played the games and lost the first one It was a shock for me! The other guy had 9 points and i had to beat him... and i did it! Here is the two games against him: