Road to Improvement? - Virginia Open Recap
Hello, once again!
Just for the readers, I'm hoping to get more active with my blog posts as I'm getting more active with playing OTB chess and playing major tournaments that I can find. Anyways, on to the recap!
Last weekend, I played in the Virginia Open Amateur section (U1900) with my rating going into the tournament as 1483. My goal going into the tournament was to regain 1500, since I lost the rating at the VA Scholastic States tournament, with my other goals being to try to get at least 3-2 and at least one upset. Some small goals that aren't too hard to achieve to be at my level, considering it was a Swiss tournament and I would have two easy games anyways. However, I had the tournament of my life, which was much over my expectations that I had, going 4-1. Here are the games:
Game 1: The dreaded night game. These always spell bad news for me.