À la recherche du temps perdu (my chess come back completed)

FM thinkdifferent
Oct 19, 2008, 8:54 AM |

Hi to all.

After my previous post I finally decided to come back to play chess for real.

I played a little (only 5 rounds) week-end tournament and a rapid (15 minutes for a game) 9 rounds team tournament, in a team with a FM friend of mine and my sister.

I won both tournaments!

(Maybe you really don't care about all this stuff, but I'm happy and when I'm happy I write about it :) )


4,5 out of 5 in the long time control tournament (played against 1 GM,1 FM and three players rated in the 1900-2150 range), and 7,5 out of 9 in the rapid tournament (played against 1 IM,4 FM and four players rated in the 1900-2150 range).

So what can I say ? How do I managed to achieve scores that look like typo mistakes?

Well, I think that being less nervous and more mature allow me to play better than in my teenage years, even if in purely chess playing strength I'm out of shape.

Or maybe not.

Maybe it was just plain luck.

There is only a way to find out... playing again.