Wednesday 11 May 2016

More laziness on my part

I played quite an enjoyable club game this evening, although the ending was marred by some laziness on my part. To be fair to my opponent, it was actually equal until he chose Kh6 on move 36, although he may have missed 40.Kc3. So when all was said and done I was up a rook, but he did have three connected passed pawns. Of course at this stage I should be doing the hard thinking, but not seeing a clear winning plan, I took the lazy way out. Surprisingly Bxe4 was the right idea, but I didn't bother to follow up 47.fxe with 48.Rf5+ then Rf1 (or anything other than the fancy Rxe4+). Instead I created a 'cute' draw, which while nice, isn't as valuable as a win.

Press,Shaun - Litchfield,Fred [B26]
ANU Autumn Swiss, 11.05.2016

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