Originally posted by roma45
phew i thought i was the only one..😀
I was lucky enough to attend the 1998 US Championship final round one. I went into the analysis room where several GMs and IMs were going over the GIP. Several people would raise there hands and suggest candidate moves. I had a brilliant idea, so I raised my hand. I am not certain but it might have been Andy Soltis at the large board. I said, "He should play d5 (as black)" The moderator and piece mover said it was an aggressive move, an in your face kind of a bold stroke, then demonstrated how it lost positional edge and the game. He also told me not to feel badly. The GMs all agreed they thought of the move and considered it. The difference is a yuts like me would have played the move. I did feel better after knowing i was on the right track.