This week was again focused mainly on playing (and a little analysing), with an online training game on Monday, a Club Championship game on Wednesday, and the British Rapidplay at the weekend (coming to around 17 hours in total). The training game was interesting, though ultimately unsuccessful, the club game was a sharp draw, and the British Rapidplay threatened at times to become an excellent tournament, but ended up being merely a fairly good one. I scored 4.5/11 in the Open Section, playing nobody graded less than 20 points higher than me, for a 182 performance. Here’s a selection of the week’s games:
The club championship encounter.
Next, a relatively smooth win in a French Tarrasch.
Finally, a loss in which I was ground down in a King’s Indian turned Benoni type structure.