Informal Speed Ladder Night
I had a watershed game against the #22 ranked 11 year old in the US. I won my game against him and now have a 1-2-2 record against him. He is rated 1712. Unfortunately, the games weren't rated, so I won't get any points from that encounter.
Of my 4 losses, 2 were from winning positions against a higher rated opp that I managed to blow due to either overconfidence and/or time pressure. One of my other losses was due to trying to force a drawn position, and the other one I just flat out lost.
I plan to start my circles back up here soon, and I will then resume blogging my results.