From my qualifying Micro-Swiss game (which is Annotated Game #101 in the database), I learned a few new things and was also reminded of some past issues with my play. Specifically:
- Exchanging down into a worse endgame was a poor strategic decision and the root of why I lost; see Annotated Game #4 (my GM Alex Yermolinsky simul game) for a similar development. essentially, the decision to exchange queens on move 22 rendered my queenside space advantage into a weakness rather than a strength.
- The calculation error on move 30 sealed my fate, after having felt negative psychological pressure from the worsening trend of the game. The outsize effect of game trends is something that Yermolinsky covered well in his book The Road to Chess Improvement.