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    27th Fajr Cup International Chess Festival, under 2000s

    I'm playing in an u2000 tournament in Iran: chess-results. I'd rather play in the masters group, but it seems I need to get my rating back over 2000 first. Hopefully I can get some rating points here.

    The first game is tomorrow. I might not get time to go through every game on here: most days have two games.

    Wish me luck please: it means a lot to me to see the cheers from Australia!

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    Here’s the banner they have advertising the tournament. Note the Australian flag. (:

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    Good luck Becky! What a huge tournament - 128 in the Masters, 413 in the Open and 263 in the Youth - totalling 804 players. Somewhat dominated by Iran with 762 players. Only one other federation has double digits - Armenia with 11. You are getting in some good practice prior to the zonal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky View Post
    I'm playing in an u2000 tournament in Iran:
    Wish me luck
    Cheers Becky, we'll be watching!

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    Good luck!
    Not that Iran, China and India are kind of places where hunting for rating points is easy.
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    Thanks everyone! Yeah... you're not the only one saying Iran is not an easy place to get rating points.

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    Round 1, I was white vs. Poudineh Amirhosein (rating 1406).

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    I don't really have time to discuss this; there's another game 9.30am tomorrow. I thought I played positionally well, but blundred at the end (time trouble, and tiredness). He offered a draw while having a winning position, so I accepted.

    There were many upsets in round 1... it's not an easy tournament.

    It seems there's a new chess-results page for the under 2000s.

    The games started very late, and there were many announcements before we started.

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    I won as black vs. Kazam Atabaksh (unrated). He was kind enough to let me play out the checkmate. I felt like I didn't do anything wrong throughout the game. The computer says I blundered by not making computer moves at various points, but they would have been practically difficult to play over the board.

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    There's live games from the master's group here: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-to...cup-2019/2/1/1

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    I won as white against Hadi Molavian (rating 1553).

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    I thought I did well... until I put it into the computer... it seems 58.Re8 blunders the win, but 58...e4 counter-blunders, and it's a win again. (Edit: actually that's not correct... it's just harder to win.)

    These Iranian players just keep on fighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky View Post
    I won as white against Hadi Molavian (rating 1553).

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    I thought I did well... until I put it into the computer... it seems 58.Re8 blunders the win, but 58...e4 counter-blunders, and it's a win again. (Edit: actually that's not correct... it's just harder to win.)

    These Iranian players just keep on fighting.
    Putting games through computer analysis is always a painful experience. One's hard work never goes unruined
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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky View Post
    I thought I did well... until I put it into the computer... it seems 58.Re8 blunders the win, but 58...e4 counter-blunders, and it's a win again. (Edit: actually that's not correct... it's just harder to win.)
    I tend to ignore a computer calling things "blunders" when all it means is you pick a move that gives a slightly longer mate in a position that was mating anyway, or only find a move good for +7 in a position that is good for +11. I find it is often hardest to find the computer's best move in positions that are completely winning. The more significant errors are those that change (or would have changed if played) the basic assessment of the position (including, eg, from really easy win to still winning but genuinely difficult.)

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    This morning I lost vs. Rezvani A H (rating 1975, but he used to be 2150ish). I thought it was going well, but my position just crumbled towards the end. I find it hard to pinpoint where I went wrong... but wrong it went move by move.

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    Round 5 I drew with Habil Javadov, a junior from Azerbaijan (rating 1628). I refused three draw offers during this game... I really tried to win, and I eventually got a winning position, but didn't win with only incremental time left. It's my opponent's fourth draw in a row---it seems that's his thing.

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    I feel quite embarrassed by this game... I lost as black vs. Hashemi Farhad (rating 1621). I thought I'd try a new opening variation.

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