Tralee Classic Games – Rd6
More misery as yet another blunder costs me a half point. A recurring feature of my play, time pressure blunders which keep on happening as I handle the increments so poorly. Shocking in some respects but these 180-minute games with increment are a younger man’s thing. I guess this is how it goes as the years mount up and decline sets in.
Annoying and frustrating and I think in future I might try avoid playing in events with such short time controls and with two games a day. A weekender can be ok but in a serious international tournament I think I am past my sell by date with these kinds of time controls. I have not been outplayed once in this event, or indeed the last tournament I played in Cork either, but I just keep giving away half points and full points with one or two blunders that all occur under time pressure.
The position below again came down to increments with less than a minute left at times.