USCF chess Tournament: Knight's Quest

Aug 16, 2015, 8:42 PM |

So far, this is the worst tournament day I ever had.  I went against all players rated lower than me and struggled to play well against my opponent.  I did not play well the first three games but I managed to calm down and play well my last game.  

Time control: 40|5

Game 1:

Game 2:  Since I drew, I played someone lower rated than me who won his last game.  

^ Game I should had won but just Blitzed out the wrong moves

Lesson learned:  Don't blitz midgame moves.

Game 3:

^After this game, I talked to a GM and he gave me some tips.  I was able to calm down and stop the bleeding and was able to play a very solid game in the last round of the tournament.

Game 4:

Rating dropped from 1797 to 1738

Hopefully I can get that back up in next week's Kumbaya Tournament.