05 October 2014
Annotated Game #135: Stopping the bleeding
The best thing that can be said about this fifth-round tournament game is that I escaped with a draw and stopped the bleeding on the scorechart. As Black, I commit a couple of minor inaccuracies in the opening, especially by misplacing the queen's knight, which then grow into major structural deficiencies. I was fortunate that my opponent could not find the winning idea in the end, which would be to use a pawn lever to pry open Black's position. This was another example and an unfortunate continuation of my weak play in the tournament, with worse to come before it gets better.
Posted by ChessAdmin at 2:46 PM