SuperNationals Parents and Friends

I played in the Parents and Friends section at SuperNationals while my daughter played in the K-12 U1200 section.  When I first entered the room, they announced there would be two sections: open and U1500.  I was thrilled - I thought I'd have excellent chances in a U1500 tourney.  But after a pairings mishap, they announced that there would be THREE sections: open, U1700, and U1200.  My published rating right now is 1215, but I've been going through a slump, and my actual rating is 1090, which is much more reflective of my abilities right now.  In a section of players rated between 1200 and 1700, I had no chance.  Sure enough, I lost all three of the games I played, and only earned a point because I got a bye in one round.  Here are my games (ignore the times; that's just from entering them in the computer):

Round 1:

Round 2:

In Round 3, surprise, surprise, I got a bye.  So I played the little girl who had a bye in the unrated section.  She obviously didn't know very much about chess, so it was a sad win...

Round 4:

This last one was so bad I just don't even want to think about it.  Hanging rooks and such.  Sigh...I'm hoping my head gets back in the game soon!

And here's a little "prequel."  They had started the first round before the pairing snafu, and my opponent and I continued with the game until we had to quit.  I think I was doing better in that one than any of the others.  Perhaps I used up all my mental energy on it.  Here it is:


  • 4 years ago


    my friend won that section you played in and the games you posted show good efforts but havent looked through all of them yet so i'll get back to you.

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