Today was the last round of  Najdorf Memorial and I finished tournament on 16th place. I won 7th and 8th round against players rated 2200+ and in last round made a draw with Black playing versus experienced Ukrainian GrandMaster Michail Brodsky. Final standings: http://www.poloniachess.pl/najdorf2011/A/final_standings&9.html

Summary: I gained 11,4 rating points and I’m very close to 2400 again, I won two prizes (for 16th place and 1st place under 2400 – I hope it’s my last prize like this 😛 ).  But what is much more important: I managed to perform quite well (draw with 2 GMs and beating weaker players) after terrible loss in the first round. Such thing to happen is crucial for my development.

My next tournament is Transylvania Cup in Brasov, Romania 1st-10th August. Follow my results!