Rust Removal IV: The Return To Long Play!

This last weekend I played in my first long play tournament since 2009, the Open section of the Bolton Congress. I managed to come first on my own with 4 wins and a draw, half a point ahead of a rising star, 14 year old Joseph McPhillips.

The result confirmed that my rust removal attempts are proving successful; I didn’t miss too much, played the positions quite objectively and was very patient. My best game came in the last round which I needed to win after McPhillips was held to a draw.