HI MM and Viv
I don't mind. Nothing to hide.
I noticed that I had not given anything to the The Beginners Club
for a while
so I played 20+ under 1500's players winning them all bar one.
(he was one of the two lads who castled - that tells you something.)
I was sure I'd play one good game that I could note up.
I did but it was not this one. 🙂 (I'll post next the game I used - hate showing
losses, I lose as awfully as I win brilliantly.)
In this game I'm shuffling about waiting for an opening error.
Nothing, perhaps I should have pushed him harder, set him a problem.
In the other games the lads were making their own problems.
I threw in a b-pawn for the open file. I can do things with open files.
Suddenly this appeared in front of me.
If this had been an OTB game I would have checked the score sheet to make
sure he never played an extra pawn move.
Where did that h-pawn come from? He was meant to defend the e-pawn.
I am not putting that Knight on h1.
I don't retreat unless I'm setting some trap or have to stop a mate.
That is rule one.
So I went sac happy still confident he would blow or blunder it.
I thought he had when he allowed me the discovered check, I never thought
he would allow as it look liked it just wins, but that Knight going to c5.
I missed that coming ages ago.
I have nothing. Rxc7++ goes nowhere, (If there is a good trick after Rxc7++ I've missed it.).
It looks awful and I'm faffing about a Rook and bit down with mate hanging
over my head not his. There is nothing. Depressing to play on.
Plus he is outplaying me big time, so shrug shoulders, win some, lose some.
One last shot before calling it a day. Rb8++
He may mess this bit up.
"You actually seem to have the better position. "
Cheers Viv. 🙂
No mate it's gone.
Of course I gave it a look. But all I could see were good moves for him.
There are some games you just know the blunders won't come, this was one.
The lad played well. I cannot work the magic on here if I don't get a good
opening tug or a blunder.