Well, it's that time again where I analyze a recent game of mine. I do this more for myself in my endeavor to become a better player, but the Insert-a-Game feature makes it so convenient, so I shall turn my analysis into somewhat-weekly blog post. That way, everyone can see how deplorable my skills are, make comments, and watch what, if any, improvement is made over time.
I played this game in live chess with a time control of 35|0. It features an opening I'm not very comfortable with, with what I think was solid play going into the middle game. I started sacrificing material to hopefully get an advantage in initiative, but White proved to have all the initiative and checkmated me in a big way.
Feel free to leave comments, suggestions, or philosophical inquiries into the meaning of life.
If you look into my archive (stalker!) you'll see that I played this game after a series of horrific losses. It wasn't until this game that I settled down and I decided to try and be a little bit more patient. Lesson of the day, "A chess player is nothing without patience."