2014 MD Sweet 16

Mar 4, 2014, 1:11 PM |

Prior to this tournament, I had been to the Sweet 16 three times, and my best score was 2.5/4 in those three tournaments. Going into this tournament, it certainly felt different as I was 4th seed and actually had a legitimate chance of winning. Still, I obviously was not the favorite as that was reserved for either Bendeguz or Sahil. But inside I felt that if I played well, maybe I could win it all. Below are the games.

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4:

So somehow I won the sweet 16 with a perfect score of 4 - 0. I can't say that I won by pure skill as I got white in the tougher games against Davydov and Sahil. There was definetely a certain amount of luck involved. But as Capablanca put, "the good player is always lucky".