Monday, July 5, 2010
HAVE NO FEAR AGAINST YOUR MUCH HIGHER-RATED OPPONENT!
GiLoCatur found below games of Saprin (GiLoCatur strongly believes) in the 2008 Malaysian Open. In the first round, he managed to win against his opponent who had about 300+ higher Elo ratings playing white. Our young juniors should emulate such feat. If you are very determined and hard working in learning and practising chess, you can do it. You shall have NO FEAR against higher-rated opponents. The mental power and belief in yourself is very crucial to achieve a victory.
And again in the third round, he almost done it again. This time he just managed to draw with 200+ Elo ratings opponent. GiLoCatur notices that he used the same opening.