Tin Cup U1750 Day 2

Apr 9, 2017, 7:57 AM |

Hi everyone this post will cover the second day of the Tin Cup tournament. If you haven't checked out my first day I suggest you do so by going to. 

As stated in my day 1 post, this tournament is a 6 round tournament restricted to those under 1750 Australian Chess Federation rating and the time control was 60 minutes + 10 seconds per move. This blog like my previous Tin Cup blog will have my analysed game and thoughts about the tournament.

I finished day 1 with a score of 2.5/3 and a draw against a >1700 player so I was quite happy with my play.

Day 2: 12th February 2017

Round 4:

An interesting game where I was unsure of how to play the opening then the middlegame was quite tense. After I got in g5 and f6 I felt that my position was good.

 Round 5:

The round 5 game was quite one sided as I was able to do what I pretty much wanted for the whole game and it was hard for black to do anything. I felt during the game I was playing well in that round 5 game but the engine finds many stronger moves that I missed!
Now I am on 4.5/5 and I am in clear second place. In the final round I faced the leader Daniel Ford who is on a perfect score of 5/5 and whoever wins the game will be the winner of the 2017 Tin Cup!!! If it is a draw then Daniel Ford will win the 2017 Tin Cup.

Round 6:

The last round was a hard fought game and well played by Daniel Ford. I tried some ideas after losing the exchange. But after he managed to neutralize my ideas and trade off most of the pieces the exchange was just too powerful and I ended up losing on time instead though my position was lost. 

I finished the tournament with 4.5/6 and came tied for third though there was two people tied for second so they split the second and third prizes together. I managed to get a three way tie for the U1400 rating group prize so we each took home $55. Overall it was a great tournament and I was Dusan and Sebastian for running the event which went quite smoothly.

That concludes the two posts about the 2017 Tin Cup that I participated in. I hope you enjoyed reading this and having a look at the analysed games. if you have any questions, comments or analysis feel free to share them in the comments below. Thank you for reading.