Both Players Should Have Lost

Aug 2, 2010, 10:01 AM |

I think the title says it all.  This game, which occurred in Round 2 of the Hamilton Chess Club Quads, is not one of my better efforts. My opening preparation delivered a fantastic opportunity, which I proceeded to systematically dismantle.  By move 30 I was dead lost, resorting to playing some kind of poker game.  In the end I slimed out the win I should have won anyway. 

I think this game highlights my tendency to lose focus and disipline at the chessboard.  None of the things that occurred on the board were beyond my ability to see.  If I can improve my discipline, I will improve.