The first IM norm
So I recently came back from a tournament in one of the finest Lithuania's resort city's Palanga, and I decided to share the games and my experience.
There were 10 players that played in a round-robin system, and so it happened that I got the 10th starting number and the black pieces for the first round. I played against a fellow player form Latvia Arturs Bernotas (2276). Historically we had only played blitz games before (and I lost almost each one of them :( ), so I wasn't to thrilled to play against him right away without good preparation. Still, I thought that I should try for a win, but a draw wasn't too bad either. And so :