I enjoyed my first visit to Bilbao, a beautiful city with excellent views and great food. We took the opportunity to check out the Guggenheim Museum before catching our flight home.
The tournament was intense with six games in a row at the challenging time limit of 40 moves in 90 minutes with no increment. I was satisfied with my result, but my final score was rather flattering as I won both games with Maxime Vachier Lagrave, the first would have been drawn but his last second elapsed whilst he was making his 40th move. In the second I spent the whole game trying to prevent my position falling apart, but after the dust had settled on some timetrouble confusion I was suddenly winning.