Nevertheless, it was a refreshing comeback for me. My last tournament was more than half a year ago (excluding QCD, which can’t be counted as a full-day tourament) and I managed to play some very good games despite having to withdraw on the second day.
|Feels good to be back!|
Here are the two highlights from Day 1. In Round 2, what seemed to be a troubling position for me was eventually saved by my bishop pair:
The next game was a true classic among patzers: One size squeezes a winning position out of a draw, only to blow it up by losing on time. Unfortunately, said person was me:
Incidentally, my opponent and I had fought exactly one year before in the Thomson Chess Fiesta 2017, where I blew another winning position against him (see the game here). A real déjà vu ):
Overall it was a satisfactory tournament run (spoilt only by that thrown win in Game 3), which was soon followed by my participation in the recent Queenstown Club Tournament 2018. Perhaps, when I can next time find in my busy schedule, I will post more highlights from that event here.
|Thomson CC Playing Hall|