If I write that I was very unhappy with the start of the Swedish Championship, one might automatically presume that it was due to my loss in the third round, against Thomas Ernst, but no. I did not play good chess in that game, but the worst was during those three first rounds, when I had no ideas, and only saw dead draws everywhere. It happens sometimes, but this time around it was worse than I can remember it ever being before. But, now I am out of it. Perhaps the turning point, idea-wise, was in the post mortem (after game analysis), on move 15, against Erik Blomqvist:
Two rounds to go.