I followed my good performance in the Major Open with a dismal performance at the e2e4 Sunningdale International. The only positive thing which can be said about it is that a loss was not my most common result; I had four losses and five draws. It’s hard to say what exactly caused such a collapse, but I can honestly say that my standard of play was not as bad as the results suggest. In one of the drawn games I was completely winning but fell for a thinly-veiled stalemate trap, and in three of my losses I had the draw in hand but overpressed trying to win. Had I not played in this event my first FIDE rating would have been close to 2100; as it is it may drop below the 2000 mark. A more extensive report including games will follow at some point after I get home.