Thai Open - 5th round
In the 5th round my personal quest of playing against "Asian juniors" continued. I was paired with a 17-year old girl from India. Just as it was the case with all previous opponents, she was playing well above her 2053 rating and ended up gaining 90 Elo points in this tournament. Later in the year her rating actually peaked at 2288, then dropped all the way to 2000 two months later before climbing back to 2100 in another two months. I guess such ups and downs are kind of inevitable for someone playing 100+ games a year with Elo multiplier of 40.
Fittingly, our game proved to be a rollercoaster too