King's Gambit vs Prodigy

King's Gambit vs Prodigy

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pushypush
Jul 6, 2017, 5:22 PM |
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Here is my round 8 game from the World Open against 3rd grade phenom Sriram Krishnakumar, who currently 3rd in the 8 year old standings. His post tournament rating of 1958 puts him a solid 100 points above me.

I have played child prodigies before. I can honestly say it played no factor in my thinking. I consider myself a very mentally strong chess player. I actually didn't know his rating when I played him, but I gathered pretty quickly he was strong. Had I known he was rated 100 points higher I might have settled for the repetition draw I had the chance to claim.