John Purdy Memorial - Round 3
This blog follows my quest for an official FIDE rating.
*** SPOILER *** After 4 draws and 1 loss, I finally record my first win... against an 11 year old!
My opponent is the 2015 NSW Under 12 Champion and despite being unrated for FIDE standard he has a healthy rapid rating of 1649. The game is an Accelerated Dragon / Yugoslav Attack where I unknowingly allow him the thematic pawn push d7-d5 on move 8. Luckily he chooses the passive d7-d6 instead...