Last weekend one of the largest tournaments in the Benelux took place, the Open tournament of Maastricht.
Every year more than 450 players come here to compete for the places of honor.
The tournament is divided into different series A, B & C series, depending on your current ELO level.
I myself entered the C-2 series this year, a -1800 ELO series.
With my current international ELO of 1593 I would have to fight hard for every game.
Despite the strong opposition, I managed to cash in a place in the top 10!
With 5 out of 7 points, I won 8th place with a tournament performance ELO from 1805! 200 points more than my current level.