Frome Congress - Saturday

May 11, 2009, 11:31 AM |

So for me, and many others, this was the first day of chessy action.  We arrived and were met by a friend who plays on with the handle philtheforce.  He'd got a draw last night and was scheduled to play me that morning.  (He's already blogged our game but we agreed that we'd both do a rundown of it.  Please check out his blog too, it's only fair!)  Having played him plenty on this site, I knew I'd be facing a Colle.  Anyway, without prattling on, here's the game:

So I'd started off quite well, but we'd taken up most of our time for the first round and it wasn't long to go until the second.  After looking through each other's games we headed into the hall for round 3!
Despite it's length, our game was one of the first finished.  The whole thing took less than two hours.  At the end of the day there were about ten players on 2.5 points and one on a full 3.  I reckoned I could give it a go.  On the way home I ranted in the car that my games had been lacking in tactical fireworks.  Maybe someone was listening...