Round 2: Cracking under the pressure
Yesterday I spent too much time on analyzing the 1st round game and writing the blog post, so I did have very little time for preparing to my game.
I played with Kazbek Primbatov from Kazakhstan. He is in a good form. Before this tourney He played int he Budapest Spring festival and makde 4,5 out of 9 against 7 International and 2 Grandmasters and gained 40 rating points.
He played a line which I did not prepare before the game, just looked it briefly last week, but the game showed it was not enough deep.
On move 7 I already forgot the move order and got an unfamiliar position. I allowed him to build up a blockade and a strong knight on c5 and my queenside pieces were undeveloped.
In the middlegame I managed to slowly build up my position and live under the pressure.
He made a break in the center which gave me the chance to exchange queens and equalize, but I missed Nb5 which put me again under the pressure.
I played anoter 10 good defensive move and it was again equal objectively, but I was under the pressure in time trouble and I missed an active knight move with a checkmate treat which costed me material and one more mistake the game.
There were 2 positive things about this game:
1. I was able to play under big pressure and equalize 2 times and cracked only in the time toruble. This also gives me a tast, use better my time. This is true for everyhting in my life. I want to do better time management.
2. I dealt much better with the lose than before. Most of the other times when I lost a game I went quickly out of the tournament hall and I did not analyse the game with my opponent. This time when I felt I will lose I said myself to change this habit and I was able to do it.
A Great victory over myself! This way I can learn also from my opponents.
|Round 2 on 2017/04/02 at 14.30|
|1||10||2401||GM||Ilincic Zlatko||1 - 0||FM||Rydstrom Tom||2313||6|
|2||7||2267||IM||Nemeth Zoltan||½ - ½||Zlatin Alexander||2195||5|
|3||8||2249||FM||Lyell Mark||½ - ½||FM||Stigar Petter||2235||4|
|4||9||2277||WFM||Terbe Julianna||1 - 0||Hill Alistair||2209||3|
|5||1||2330||IM||Turzo Attila||0 - 1||Primbetov Kazbek||2297||2|
Standing after round 2:
|Round 3 on 2017/04/03 at 14.30|
|1||2||2297||Primbetov Kazbek||GM||Ilincic Zlatko||2401||10|
|2||3||2209||Hill Alistair||IM||Turzo Attila||2330||1|
|3||4||2235||FM||Stigar Petter||WFM||Terbe Julianna||2277||9|
|4||5||2195||Zlatin Alexander||FM||Lyell Mark||2249||8|
|5||6||2313||FM||Rydstrom Tom||IM||Nemeth Zoltan||2267||7|
I will play with the young english player Alistair Hill
He got his international rating 4 years ago and his peak rating was last year at 2264.
He lost the first 2 games, so I am sure he will give his best to get his first point.
He was able to win against a Grandmaster and get a draw against a 2701 rated grandmaster in sharp, attacking positions.
He starts with 1.Nf3 or 1.d4
I plan to play the slav and get a solid position and play for an endgame.