Ah, the ecstasy of Chess

Oct 6, 2011, 5:06 PM |

I remember the great highs of my early days playing.  10 years old with a hugely large rating of 500 - although I did manage to beat a CM at one point (long story, scholar's mate.  He mentioned afterwards that he was only keeping a cursery eye on the game, thinking I'd be an easy win.)

These highs are also present when looking at the games of some of the masters, and was present also when going over this game.

At one point I was so far down, that I only kept playing to see what could be learnt - yet somehow managed to turn the game around.