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Old 03-12-2019, 05:40 AM   #76
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Re: YouKnowWho hunting for that IM title (sort of...)

Very tough game yesterday vs 2240 WIM. I managed to win, but was definitely very lucky, as my preparation went horribly wrong and I was lost throughout the most of the game. Tried to make it as hard as possible for her, create problems, and somehow succeeded in muddying the position enough to get some chances in time trouble, and when she went wrong showed good technique to finish it up in the endgame.

It is fitting that I drank beer called "Lucky bastard" one evening here, as I for sure was this game

On the health front, I feel like absolute **** (temperature, nose, and now also dry coughing) and I honestly feel a little bit of a hero that I have 3 out of 4. It is incredibly fatigue-ing to play chess in such condition. For example in yesterday's game during the 5th hour of play there were moments were my head was so dizzy that the room was literally spinning, had to physically pinch myself or stand up and go outside to just be able to start focusing a bit. It seems like I feel a bit better this morning so I have hopes that maybe it is finally going away, but if I feel like yesterday during today's game I don't think I stand a chance.

Playing vs 2419 Ukrainian young guy (no title, though :/) as black today, so wish me luck, as it will be hard. Maybe I need some more "Lucky bastard"
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:40 AM   #77
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Good luck!
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:02 PM   #78
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Glglgl! That is some impressive grit!! I need to read this for inspiration next time I am a bit sick before a tournament.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:33 PM   #79
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Drawing the 2419 and moving to 3.5/5 was fine and all, but you're still only on board 9, and only the top 6 boards stream on Chess24, so I'm going to need you to beat that 2610 GM you're playing next round, so that I can actually watch you live in the round afterwards.

Consider it a personal favor to me.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:35 AM   #80
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Drew as black vs 2419 yesterday in what I felt was a rather OK game where I was never in any real danger, and in the end he had to find the only moves to force a draw, so rather happy I guess.

As BJJ correctly noted, got paired vs a top seed, 2610 GM as black, so the pairing is not ideal - but only if I lose! That is why I came here, to play vs guys like that, so I am excited and will do my best
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:46 AM   #81
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Drawing the 2419 and moving to 3.5/5 was fine and all, but you're still only on board 9, and only the top 6 boards stream on Chess24, so I'm going to need you to beat that 2610 GM you're playing next round, so that I can actually watch you live in the round afterwards.

Consider it a personal favor to me.
+1. I want to see your games live .

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Drew as black vs 2419 yesterday in what I felt was a rather OK game where I was never in any real danger, and in the end he had to find the only moves to force a draw, so rather happy I guess.

As BJJ correctly noted, got paired vs a top seed, 2610 GM as black, so the pairing is not ideal - but only if I lose! That is why I came here, to play vs guys like that, so I am excited and will do my best
Seems like an ideal pairing! Especially if you're at all feeling a bit better. It seems this point in the tournament you want a shot at a top rating so a draw or win keeps the norm train going. And if a loss, no big deal you still can finish the tournament strong.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:55 PM   #82
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Nope
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:25 PM   #83
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So yeah, the game vs 2610 GM yesterday did not pan out as I wanted it to, got pressured throughout the entire game, fought hard to make it as tough as possible for him and managed to make it to mutual zeitnot (six moves left and one minute each), where anything could have happened and indeed, he made a big mistake which allowed me to get back in to the game (basically 0.00), but I did not capitalize and still lost. Was not happy with the quality of play, but was happy with the fighting spirit

Today beat a 2270 guy as white, which was also not easy. Guy reached an endgame and got very excited that he will reach a draw, and even offered it, despite the fact that I was the only one who could push in that position and could do it for 3+ hours. That's kinda what happened, except that it only took an hour for him to make some major mistakes and I capitalized.

Overall, after 7 rounds I am at 4.5, after losing to two GM's, drawing vs 2420, and beating four lower rated opponents (2033 [+31 this tourney], 2186, 2240, 2269). I am gaining 5 rating points and still have chances for the IM norm, however, even if I win tomorrow I will HAVE to get paired vs IM or GM in the last round in order to meet all the requirements, and not lose that game. However, chances of getting a titled player if I win tomorrow are probably 95%ish, so let's say chances are there, but still a lot of work to do. But in any case, I am fairly happy with everything, even if I don't get the norm. I feel like it is a matter of time anyway

Tomorrow as black vs a young German 2288, who is playing very well this tournament and has drawn 2500+ and two 2400+ guys (only won vs much lower rated guys tho). Won't be easy as black, but if there is one thing I don't lack this tournament is fighting spirit, so let's hope it will be enough!
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:10 PM   #84
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Fight, fight, fight! You are a big inspiration .
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:26 PM   #85
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Oh, I didn't notice you hadn't met the titled opponent requirements yet. I had only looked at performance rating, and thought if you won tomorrow, then you just needed to be paired with a 2336+ (and then win or draw) in the final round. The fact that it has to be an IM or GM makes the pairings gamble a little more nerve wracking.

Good luck getting the win tomorrow, and making the pairings lottery relevant!
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:56 AM   #86
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Does this tournament manipulate pairings for norm chances (ie, ensuring you play a IM/GM in the last round)? I know a lot of American swisses have that option.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:24 PM   #87
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Good news - won rather easily as black today.
Good news - got a titled player in the last round so the requirements are met.
Bad news - its a bit of an overkill, since its 2580 GM
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:30 PM   #88
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You got this bro!

Rooting for you!
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:32 PM   #89
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Bad news: you didn't crack the top six boards and I still can't watch live.

All told: much better news overall than if the chance was off the table. Go get it bro!
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:51 PM   #90
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Awww yeah! So you need a win or will a draw suffice? I assume a win but if you draw in 10 moves I will change my mind lol.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:13 PM   #91
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Win or draw and we can celebrate IM YKW
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:41 PM   #92
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Awwwww man. Still a good tournament. Extremely good considering how sick you were/are. You're still my hero!
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