My games in the 1st Maharashtra Open International FIDE Rating Chess Tournament - 2013
Before I start, I want to tell everyone that I am unrated in all the 3 time controls - Classical, Rapid and Blitz. This was 90 min|30 sec classical. 245 players were registered at the start, with 97 rateds. I had gone to play here for a rating, and in the end got a rating performance of 1462. My games posted here are not analyzed ones. They are just simple posts. If possible, I will post an analysis here later, or in another blog post.
My colour preference is Black. Bad luck, all my rated opponents played Black against me, except the last one.
Round 1 - Table 111
Round 2 - Table 34
Round 3 - Table 80
Round 4 - Table 26
Round 5 - Table 72
Round 6 - Table 31
Round 7 - Table 68
Round 8 - Table 39
Round 9 - Table 35
After the initial losses, I used their attacks, traps and ideas to beat the others. I had a crash course on the Sicilian before the 4th round! Seems like I've kind of mastered it! The last round opening was entirely a logical one and I had never faced it before.
At the end, I won the 1st prize for the Best Unrated player, along with cash prize. I calculated my rating performance, which amounted to 1462. Five more to go. Hopefully soon.