Today I lost my first rated otb game since July... to a weaker opponent... but I was well overdue a loss anyway can't win 'em all right!?
My opponent though does go to a £10,000 a term private school with a GM as his weekly coach so although lower rated, he knew his stuff... he was also my very first otb rated opponent as an adult back in September 2011... that game was a draw, I'm sure if I had a GM as a coach I'd be better than I am now (lol)
It started well, I got a slight middlegame advantage and lost the endgame when I should have took perpetual check... that's 2 games in a row now I was technically winning but "fluffed it" because of my lack of King safety. I fully take the blame for this disaster lol, but that's life I guess!
Now serious changes need to be made before Kidlington u145's next month... that congress will be my next 5 rated games