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  1. 15 Mar '09 00:03 / 1 edit
    Ok ok, so it was a rapidplay... A rapidplay minor event. But hey, it's my first tournament in about 11 years and I got 5/6. I'm ungraded so I was in the minor, but rightly so I feel. Anyway, I'm feeling so chuffed about it that I wanted to share.

    Because I've no grade my first two pairings were essentially trivial wins and I lost the 3rd despite gaining a clear initial advantage. It just slipped away when I exchanged too quickly; I turned a won game to a drawn one and so to spice it up, I lost. Round 4 I faced a fun Yugoslav Attack against a club friend but managed to get a win. Round 5 was a swindle when I was in a cramped position.

    So going into the final round I was leading the group with 4 points with two players on 3.5 so there really was all to play for. Anyway, for your enjoyment, here is my final round game. Be kind, the two last blunders were time trouble related.

  2. 15 Mar '09 00:27
    Congratulations, but I hope we are spared an avalanche of such posts
  3. 15 Mar '09 00:30
    Originally posted by jayaitch
    Congratulations, but I hope we are spared an avalanche of such posts
    Ha, I doubt it'll happen again anytime soon
  4. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    15 Mar '09 00:46
    Congrats.
  5. 15 Mar '09 03:47
    Very nice. I especially liked the 11th move Nxe6 very aggressive!
  6. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    15 Mar '09 15:02
    Originally posted by jayaitch
    Congratulations, but I hope we are spared an avalanche of such posts
    Why... This is the kind of thread like we should expect to see in chess only forum ? Nice game, btw.
  7. 16 Mar '09 00:37
    If it's about winning a tournamenr, then the TF. Of it's about a agme this Forum.
  8. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    16 Mar '09 11:16
    Originally posted by jayaitch
    If it's about winning a tournamenr, then the TF. Of it's about a agme this Forum.
    This is a "real" tournament.

    Not some poxy waste of time on this chess site.

    Hence it goes here.
  9. 16 Mar '09 16:45
    I think this is the perfect place for the post. If I ever win a tournament, then I'll post it here! Of course I'll have to actually play in a tournament first.

    Congratulations Meadows.