25 August 2013
Annotated Game #102: In which I fail to crush my enemy
In this first-round game of an online 45 45 tournament game in the Slow Chess League, I singularly fail to crush my enemy as I should have. Out of the opening, I take advantage of an overloaded bishop on g7 to win a pawn and then pick up an exchange with a skewer. After this, however, I must give full credit to my opponent for his strong resistance and constantly seeking active ways to make threats. This eventually pays off as I fail to find winning ideas at key points and barely manage to avoid a mate threat. At the end, low on time and with an uncertain endgame, I go into a threefold repetition. While not the result I wanted, it was great for training purposes and points out how I need to be more steely in the face of danger (real or imagined).
Posted by ChessAdmin at 8:22 AM