This is a celebration for my best challenge that I came out successful. Having played two players around 1680-1750 (both around 1710 when we started) that I came out 4-0!!
With that, I thought I'd share the games played in puzzle form so as to practice what YOU might do in a position.
Take a second of considering why Black (or I) had chosen to return the piece advantage. If you can't figure it out the answer is here.-> The reason for the piece return was the pawn majority I had (along with an active Bishop now). I figured I could turn one of the pawns towards promotion for a victory.
Here is the rest of the game below.
One of the other games I got to finish off with a nice checkmate. Something you'd see on this sites Tactics Trainer. :)
For the last game, this is almost just to demonstrate how to punish early queen moves. Regardless of rating, it never seems to be a good idea! :)
After the 4-0 win against players at the 1700 rating, I strongly feel that I belong there. With that, it's only a matter of time before I am! :)