Round 1 from the Bangkok Chess Open
The 16th Bangkok Chess Open from the 10th April to the 18th April. It is currently being held at the Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok.
It was at this Open that I decided to play my first OTB tournament.
I must say, it's not easy to juggle Family/Work and Chess all at the same time. That being said I must thank my wife for giving me the chance to compete and enjoy an activity that I love.
So how did I fare?
My first competitive OTB game in over 5 years ended in a defeat. My opponent, a teen from India showed good skill after I had overlook a simple tactic. I lost a rook for a knight and he was able to convert the material advantage into a win.