I’ve now played the first two rounds of the main tournament here in Pardubice, and it’s going well. Yesterday I managed to beat a 2151 with white, and today I drew a 2107 with black. Yesterday’s opponent blundered in the opening, and although I allowed him plenty of counterplay I don’t think I ever squandered the win. I felt like I had slightly the better of it for most of today’s game too, but a quick look with Houdini shows that it was pretty equal most of the way and a draw is a fair result.
I may post game fragments when I get a chance, but I won’t be posting complete games until after the event so as to keep the openings I’m playing here a secret.