The Evansville open for me

liamchez

Hello everyone this is my first article on my chess tournaments i have ever done but i am going to take a shot at it happy.png

*Due to privacy i will not mention any names 

*This was a 4 round 70 D10 time control 

 

As i entered this tournament i was ranked 15 out of 20 people with an otb rating of about 1550 and i had tough opponents the whole tournament my first round game was a tough one that ended in a draw vs a wayyyyyy higher opponent I was white in the game 

 

Round one: White: me 1564 vs Black NN 1/2 1/2

This player finished 6th in the tournament and he had a strong rating of 1848.

 


 I drew the game with him apparently i was nursing a small advantage but because he was a lot higher rated than me and it would be a strong start for me to draw my first game i was happy to draw him 

 

 

 

 
 
My second game: 
Me: White 1564 vs NN: black 1764 1-0 
 
Entering this round I some hope that i would draw a lower rated opponent but that was not the case sad.png. He had a strong rating that was 200 points higher than me. But i managed to pull off an amazing tactic that i would never expect myself to find.
 
Here is the game that ended in just 22 moves with a exciting tactic...Queen sac 
And he resigned due to the material lose that could not be stoped. 
Entering round three i had 1.5 out of 2 in a very strong field and i was hopeing to continue my cinderella story. 
Here is the game analysis...
 
Strength White Black
Excellent 18 13
Good 3 5
Inaccuracy (?!) 0 2
Mistake (?) 1 0
Blunder (??) 0 1
Forced 0 0
Best Move 66.7% 50.0%
CAPS  97.77 82.47
Avg. Diff 0.11 0.34
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4Nf6 4. d3

C55: Italian Game: Two Knights, Modern Bishop's Opening

4... Be7 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d57. exd5 Nxd5 8. h3 Be6 9. Re1 f610. Be3
MISTAKE (-0.62) The best move was 10. d4
(10. d4 Qd6 11. Qe2 Bf7 12. dxe5Nxe5 13. Nxe5 fxe5 14. Nd2 Nf4)10... Kh8 11. Nbd2 Qd7 12. d4 exd413. Nxd4 Nxd4 14. Bxd4 Rfe8
INACCURACY (+0.66) A better move was 14... c5
(14... c5 15. Qe2 Nf4 16. Qf3 cxd417. Qxf4 dxc3 18. bxc3 Bxc419. Qxc4)15. Qf3 Rad8 16. Rad1 c5 17. Be3Nxe3 18. Bxe6 Qxe6 19. Rxe3 Qb6
INACCURACY (+1.12) A better move was 19... Qd7
(19... Qd7 20. Ree1 Bf8 21. Rxe8Qxe8 22. Nc4 Rxd1+ 23. Qxd1 g624. b3)20. Nc4 Rxd1+ 21. Qxd1 Qc7
BLUNDER (+4.98) The best move was 21... Qc6
(21... Qc6 22. Qe2 Qd7 23. Re6 Kg824. Nd6 Rd8 25. Nxb7 Qd1+26. Kh2)22. Qd6
 
Round 3: My hard parings continue to come. 
Black: NN 1705 vs MEEEEE 1564 1/2 1/2. 
This was a scary game that i probably should have won but due to serious nerves i lost my advantage...
*Due to nerves i messed up early and made many notation errors.
 
Round 4: Will the cinderella story continue...
I had 2 points out of three going into the last round and i was really nervous...If i got a win i would automatically win my section of rating in the open tournament (Group C)and get 75$ which would be kinda nice lol. If i drew i could be tied by two other people if they won. So i was really nervous and finally hoped for an easy parring but as they say, "No rest for the weary" 
Round 4: NN: White 1741 vs MEEEEE 1564 0-1 
I messed up notation again lol but it was a crazy game. I was able to win off of a huge mistake by him and grind out a winning endgame....
 
Final Score: 3/4 
Place: Tied for second (ranked 15th at start of tournament)
I was so happy...The cinderella story was complete and i gained over 120 points in rating which brings me up to about a 1670...
 
Thanks for reading my article. Please post any thoughts or tips below. 
 
Liam 
 
 
 
 
 
GWTR

Congrats!  Great Qd6 move.

chessguy1012

nice dude, didn't know you were that good otb..... ur only 11 points behind me now..... better results then i would have had...... probably....

chessguy1012

 the time control was sooooo short though

liamchez

Thanks. It was a one day event so it couldn't be longer 

JamesAgadir

Well done that was an amazing performance

liamchez

Thank you!