Game Summary: After messing up the opening and losing a pawn I manage to get a the game back on track and playable. Will my new found disciple last long enough to see me through?
Patience, I have never really had it, neither the virtue or the young lady down the street with questionable morals. Don't get me wrong, I have given her passing glances, flirted with her, and dabbled in her area bit, I just never seem to be able to seal the deal. Most of the other virtues seem to enjoy me just fine save humility. Now this is not to say I never have patience. I know how to wait for the right moment before informing the dancer I am in fact out of cash.
This game is a very good example of how patience and me have that off an on relationship only Ross and Rachel could appreciate. In this game my opponent does another odd opening. I actually end up botching the opening but I feel I still managed to wrangle me up a playable game.
And so the game goes..
Now this seems like a waiting move to me. leading into a queens gambit declined or avoiding the nimzo indian altogether. Now here I am sitting here with a mile long rope trying to not hang myself. I liked c5. I mean I really liked c5 but I was nervous of a d5 push and all the sharp play that would come of it. So I conceded to d5 and looking back and with game explorer at my finger tips I really like the way c5 turns games into an all out melee.
So not even 2 minutes had past when I found myself in this position. My eagerness to get the game going resulted in a very obvious and terrible mistake. Now I am playing from behind and it's time to focus and if there was anything I learned from my last game it was not to panic....and always bring a towel.
Here I have a to make a call. Do I move my king to the queen side to protect my rook or do I trade my rook for two pieces. A few lines ran in my head. Sac the rook but get my pieces back or dance around with my king had try get a good position at the end of it. I opted to sell out the rook.
So here I am trying to figure out how best to form some counter play. His pawns are preventing active play with my light square bishop and his rooks when connected will cause some severe damage. After looking at this for a bit I decide the best course of action is to remove one of his rooks at the cost of my rook. It should solidify us in an endgame I feel comfortable with.
And so the game went...Patience gets the better of me again. That
now puts me back to 88 points down and obviously more to learn. =(
1. As long as you analyze properly, go with your gut. Life shouldn't be lived with regret.
2. Patience. Get some.
3. Don't leave pawns laying around. Come to find out people like to take those things.