I played in Class C in my first big tournament this weekend, the Western Class Championships. Started out slow with two losses, but finished well. 2-2-1.
This was my tough start to the tourney.
Re-entered the tournament on the 2-day schedule, first 2 rounds G/75, and lost my second attempt at "Round 1". Stopped notating because of time pressure, but blundered my rook to a King - Rook knight fork at the end, in a very sad manner. Irina was watching right before that, decided I had the game in hand, and took a bathroom break, and came back to the sad, sad truth. :). This was against the guy who ended up winning Class C. His post-tourney rating was 1705. He was playing with almost no time on his clock from about move 40, but I still couldn't finish it!
Round 2 after re-entry. I was feeling discouraged by my first 2 games, so offered a draw relatively early in the game, and she accepted. Stockfish analysis agrees that it was pretty even at that point. I'm ok with that decision. I took a bye in the third round, which gave me a chance to relax after a not-bad result. :)
Round 4. I think he was trying out a new opening that he wasn't comfortable with, and then started second guessing it. I unfortunately did let him even it back up in the middlegame, but then got lucky that he made a big mistake.
This was the last game of the tourney. I felt like I was losing the whole time, and suddenly there was a mate. I hear this is the brother of IM Jacek Stopa. :)