I Reached a New Rating Peak; Extended Unbeaten Streak To 7
Today, I played a single 70 minute game, beating a 1716 and thus reaching a new peak rating of 1676 (+24)! This also brings my current unbeaten streak to 7 games, consisting of 4 wins and 3 favorable draws. Now, onto the game itself!
My opponent, Ankith is a quickly rising youth, who has gone up hundreds of points in the last year. Today, though, he seemed to be having a bad day at the chess board. By the early middlegame, I was doing well with a time advantage and a slightly better position, but then he blundered into a simple fork and ended up losing the exchange.
From there, it just took some technique for me to win the game. You can see annotated the game below by either clicking the link or viewing the diagram. Let me know what you think!