McHenry Area Chess Quad Round 1
Yesterday marked my return to competitive chess as I competed in the McHenry Area Chess Quad Tournament. My performance was not as good as I had hoped, as I finished with one win and two draws, but that proved to be enough to put me in a three way tie for first place. Quite a melodramatic way to return to tournament play, but I can't complain about getting the $20 back that I put in to compete in the first place.
My first round game, which I managed to win, lasted all of ten minutes. It ended abruptly when my opponent missed my mate threat two moves after winning a rook which I carelessly opened up. Out of all my wins in tournament play, I felt that this was the one which I least deserved, but hey, a win's a win and I'm sure my opponent won't be overlooking a threat to f2/f7 any time soon: