Best of 2013

Jan 3, 2014, 4:52 PM |

In this blog I will make a throw-back to the 2013. I chose 3 best games I've played in 2013, tried to annotate them a bit. Maybe it's also worthy to say that I also managed to play against GM Jure Škoberne in a simul a few months ago and it was a great experience too!

OK, nothing to say, so I will start with these games. The first game was from my simul where I was playing against 50 participants under special rules - without using Analysis Board. The game against Maarten ended in a draw, but I blundered in a very complicated position. 

Another interesting game was played later that year. It was the first round of 1st Reddit tournament. We've played Grünfeld defence where white sacrifices c-pawn to get compensation. The similar variation was played in my first game against a GM, blindfold simul here on This variation was well analysed by IM Rensch and IM Pruess, so I took some advices from that source. 

And the last one. This was a team match, playing Board 3. Lots of opening preparation here. I believe I checked some lines before the game was played as far as move 22. And I was lucky to get that opening I silently tried to introduce into the game. I quite struggled to win it at the end, but I still love it because of sharp sacrifices I prepared.

That's it for this year. I hope you enjoyed the games at least as much as I did, for any further questions just ask. Wink