Since first joining this site in 2012 I had not often played OTB
and when I did it was against friends who mostly didn't know the "en passant" rule.
I have had the pleasure of meeting friends from the Yorkshire Laikers clan,
we played a few games but these were relaxed and without a clock... I had not lost a single game OTB all these years.
I finally took the plunge and joined a local chess club, who play in the Doncaster League of I think 7 teams.
This past Wednesday was my first game, but was literally the last game of the season,
so perhaps it was unfortunate timing as there'll be no more games for a while.
I played Black against an experienced player, who's around 140 ECF (so I was told).
What do you guys think?
I feel like I can learn from this game.
If I keep playing with clocks and maybe enter a tournament or two, I can soon see real genuine
far more significant than playing this correspondence rubbish 🙂
Time controls were 60 minutes each, with an extra 15 minutes after move 30 (no increment).
I mostly kept ahead of him on the clock, but perhaps this was not necessarily a good thing considering I lost!