9 months ago I joined a Lichess rapid tournament for players rated under 1700 in rapid, which I was at the time. Game 1 was over rather quickly, and I had the momentum from the start:
Game 2 saw me playing with the black pieces for the second game in a row, so I decided to play the Sicialian defense this time, as it was something I had recently started preparing.
First game with white, got the advantage early on and never let it go. 3-0 start and at the moment was in 44th place.
Game 4 – another with the white pieces, literally ended in 10 moves and I move up to 15th place:
Game 5 and I’m starting to get nervous, but the adrenaline is going and I barely survive the following game:
Game 6 is a change of pace, as the game is flawless: 0 inaccuracies, 0 mistakes, 0 blunders. A model of clean, efficient play. I’m in 1st place but being chased by another player.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed looking at this series of games, someday I will share the first rapid tournament I won and the first blitz tournament I would finish in a 3-way tie for 1st.
A link to the tournament @ lichess: https://lichess.org/tournament/Y2DhFZaQ I(
Screenshot of the final podium: