Online Chess Tournaments II

Published in Chess - 1 min to read

In lockdown I feel like I am really running out of things to write about…

Last night was another installation of the Guernsey Chess Federation’s online blitz tournament offering, and after feeling like I ought to have done better than second last week, this week I was able to rectify my previously erroneous standing in the results. Having put in a lot of effort over the past week, it was nice to see my hard work pay off, and I was very happy with the way I played, winning fifteen games, losing three and drawing none.

With all that being said, I can’t help but feel like I took the whole thing far too seriously. It was a virtual board game tournament with literally zero stakes after all… My Lent goal of not being so all-or-nothing apparently isn’t going so well. Perhaps next week I’ll take a different approach, and try some fun new openings, only play for the most fireworkesque tactics, or beserk in all my games.

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