I just got back from a Rapids (25 min time controls) competition at the chess club at Ryde-Eastwood RSL.
My first game was torrid. I had put on a huge amount of pressure on my opponent Thomas and was clearly better, then suddenly, one wrong move and my advantage started slipping and in the end, I lost. Think Quinn in the movie, Jaws and you get the picture (see inset).
My brother-in-law Steven could only shake his head in disbelief that I threw away a winning advantage.
My second game was largely forgettable when I blundered a whole Rook!
Stay tuned for more of my misadventures next week when the Rapid competition continues, folks!
Right now, it's past midnight and I need to sleep.