We all try to imitate the games of great players that we have seen. Sometimes it works out and sometimes ...
3 0 game with a computer at FICS (not the strongest of computers but a computer none the less).
The uneasy feeling begins to sink in when you see 17.Qd2 which wins a clean pawn. After that, it's all downhill against a computer.
In the final position, I am dead lost, but I got disconnected and lost that way. I logged on for a rematch and got disconnected again. (Lightning had struck my phone line, and I was disconnecting all over the place. It is in fact the reason I was playing unrated engines in the first place.)
My play in this game (early exd4, which I seldom use) was based on a Smyslov game in the back of my head. I remembered it worked so well for him.
Here is the catch:
It didn't work so well for him !