What a great experience. But that last game …..
That last game round 6 I was two moves away from checkmate then spent a few minutes telling myself ‘yes, it’s a checkmate’, then suddenly I looked up and I was out of time. Really after battling it out over a 3 hr game and taking it to a winning position then I ran out of time. I know well the lessons in time control and can’t believe I let it happen. The compensation is that I had a winning game, with a player rated 1975 which would have left me with 5 wins of 6 games. This result was not what I was expecting in such a high level tournament.
I’m really satisfied. Congratulations to my friend Thalia for winning first place! Great job. Thalia has been studying with Susan and the SPICE Chess coaches for the past year and loves chess!
Good luck to everyone! I hope to play in the SPF Girls Invitational again one day.
I’ll post a game analysis soon, maybe the game from the final round.
Results and Standings here: