Saturday’s morning round 2 was not so good for my comrades, who all lost. At least there were three rounds remaining to improve their status.
And as for me, based on my rating and lack of practice, I’d figured getting 2 points for the whole tournament would be a fair result. But these 2 points were already earned after 2 games! While the same success couldn’t be expected again over the next 3 games, I had much more confidence in the ability to compete strongly against anyone else in the section.
This is one of those games that demonstrates at the class level, a player missing basic tactical shots still is such a vital factor! Superior tactical play will get more wins than outmaneuvering based on positional minutiae.