I was moved up a quad despite being one of the lower rated club members and not "the best player in the middle school" (the title my coach gives to my brother.) after a heated struggle, I came out with a win against william bartling, a 1206. It wasn't like he had a bad fight against me, It was a tough battle, in which I came out on top. I faced Bryce Bartling, who destroyed me, and I faced Kyle Bay. That match was... interesting. I won a pawn and we simplified way down. I then thought I could trap a bishop, but realized I just lost 3 pawns. Then he won my bishop. but I was able to trap his bishop again. He couldn't find the defense, so I captured it and simplified into a drawn endgame. I won against someone rated 500 points above me, and drew someone 100 points above me. I gained 119 points in 4 games. I am that much closer to reaching 1000.
My game vs. Bill Bartling was the best game I have ever played. I Gained a space advantage in the opening, aligned my pieces for a kingside attack, I used a discovered check to win a rook for a knight, I used another discovered check to force the king out and win the rook, and it ultimately came down to a mate in 3.