Firstly, SIT DOWN....
Do NOT faint.
Are you ready??
I actually WON.... (doggone it, I TOLD you not to faint....).
Let's talk for a second. I'm still VERY much a beginner. So was my opponent. WE BOTH missed several things - as many beginners do. The purpose of this exericise was to try to FIND some of those things I missed. Note to y'all stronger players: PLEASE be nice!! I have kicked myself for some of the things I've missed. A good goal (besides winning which is REALLY a bonus), is learning from games.
I fulfilled that goal. And then some! I also realized something else I need to work on -- Little plans. If my opponent spoils a plan I have, I need to TAKE MY TIME and study the board to see what else I can do, not just plunge blindly ahead. I am positive that I missed some things because I was SO focused on one thing that I was completely oblivious to many other things going on the board.
With that in mind, my game.