My Path to FM - Week 14
More of the same this week. Most likely I'm about 1 year away from the Zonal where I hope to pull off a GM level performance and earn my FM title. It's probably safe to say I won't be able to score well against the Canadian GM's, but I already do fairly well against the FM's and if I can pull 50% against the IM's I'll probably have a good enough score to achieve my goal. In the meantime I'm always on the lookout for FIDE rated tournaments.
I actually have a FIDE tournament coming up at the end of May. It's the Ontario Open, held 400km (250ish miles ) south of me in Toronto. That in mind, I played a training game this week that I'd like to share. I outrated my opponent by a bit, plus I had white, but I think it shows good practical play. Throughout the game my opponent had a lot of tough decisions to make, and a series of slight inaccuracies eventually won the game for me.