Queens: How do they move?
My first tournament is over eight months. If fact, my first legitimate games in eight months. I was hoping to go 2-2 and not embarrass myself too much.
So that game showed I was still rusty. I could get a clear win and still manage to nearly blunder into a draw. Still, a win is a win.
Another relatively painless win. I had hit the 2 win mark, but hadn't really proven anything useful. Now I had to win one of the next two to give myself reason to be happy. The next game, I would not be happy.
So that wasn't pleasant. Still, a win or draw and I would aquit myself adequately and would head home without shame. Of course, it turned out that my opponent was someone who I had completely blundered a queen to last time I played.
So I ended the tounament 3-1, finished tied for third (first and second drew their last game), took home a few bucks, and managed to play reasonably at points. I was happy with the result. Next time, victory!