In this first round game, as Black I successfully neutralize my opponent's play out of the opening, a Classical Caro-Kann. My opponent commits a touch-move fault on move 21, which however I offset by not pushing my (correct) claim for a draw by repetition a few moves later. I play some sub-par rook moves and allow a small advantage and some pressure, but my opponent overpresses and nearly gets his rook trapped (which it should have been, with a neat little tactic). Finally material is exchanged off into a drawn rook endgame.
Despite the goofs, I ended up feeling psychologically strengthened by the game. The failure of my opponent to acknowledge the early threefold repetition I took as an opportunity to play out the position, in keeping with the "no draws" mentality I try to foster. I was also able to learn more about the concepts involved in trapping a piece, through the missed sequence on move 37, which in this case would have involved sacrificing a pawn to lure the White rook to its doom. In practice, this was not a bad result and I felt better about my play in general than I had in the previous tournament.