Game 5 - Zak Tomlinson (105) vs Julian Hawthorne (119)
Sitting on board 3 in the final round,
I needed a full point to have a chance of winning something substantial, if at all.
What did the tense final round have in store for me?
So, after 5 rounds I managed to SOMEHOW finish joint 1st,
taking home a cheque with a value of £292... not too bad at all.
Patrick, whom I had lost to in the 1st round, was one of the 2 guys I shared 1st with.
Here's the results crosstable for those interested:
So that's that.
Anybody who says there is virtually no luck in chess has clearly not played enough over the board!
I hope you guys enjoyed the games and maybe learned something from them,
even if the lesson was "don't play the French" (3 games, 3 losses!)
My next tournament will be in Scarborough at the end of October... maybe see some of you there?
p.s. I forgot to mention that in the final round, both games either side of me on boards 2 & 4 ended in a draw.
Because of this, all 4 players finished half a point behind me.
If either game won, we would have had to split the money 4 ways or even 5 ways... lucky lucky lucky!