I don't think I'd get bored, I'd cock it up going for a snazzy win or drift
unknowingly into a drawn Rook and pawn ending and try and win it not
knowing it was drawn.
Tom Tom was correct in a way. Notes in hindsight.
Having opened the h-file I would have been reluctant to 0-0.
And tossing an undeveloped Rook for an active Knight is what I no doubt
would have played in a serious OTB game.
Playing Nc3 and then answering Nb4 with axb4 drops a Rook with
a check. It's not a double Rook sac type position (I have enough unsound and some
some sound Double Rook sacs under my belt to know these things.)*
I have to play axb4 I cannot let that d3 Bishop go. If that goes so do all my
So the only the only logical move is Ke2 and see if I can drum up some play
with his Queen stuck in the corner and his uncastled King.
So scratch 'swindling time' and add !!! 🙂
*(Some spark is now going to show a win if I sac both Rooks.)
"...50 moves to where your pawn was better than his pawn."
This will be about as close as it gets to that situation.
It goes to move 47 and I'm two pawns down but my f-pawn is better than his h-pawn.
Actually it's not because he blunders in the allegro finish.
All Karpov needs is a wee tiny plus. I need a blunder.
It's a nice 'too and fro' game played OTB. White is better, Black is better,
White is winning, Black is winning, the game is drawn...eventually Black wins.
D. Fowler - G. Chandler, Edinburgh Congress 2003.
Light notes. I miss a few good moves, he misses a few, he blunders last.