Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tough opponent last night

No surprise that I lost this one with how much higher rated he was than me, but I think I at least played better than he expected and made him a bit nervous. :) I got sloppy at the end. He came really close to losing on time, but with the 40th move he got 60 more minutes to finish me off with, so I resigned. :)

1 comment:

  1. You got a great game out of the opening.

    10.h3? loses precious time. Very strong is 10.exd6 Bxd6 11.dxc5 Bxc5 12.Bxc5 Qxc5 13.Ne4 intending Nd6+

    You got another chance later with 14.dxc5 Qxc5 15.exd6 Bxd6 (15...Qxd6 16.Qxd6 Bxd6 17.Rd1 wins) 16.Ne4 instead of 14.b3?

    So 10.h3 and 14.b3 lost valuable time and the initiative and created weakness, the root cause of moves like 19.Ra1, not really contesting the game.