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Jacobs vs Mimchi Game #5

Apr 4, 2011, 11:02 PM 7

In this game, I was perturbed because once again, White played a passive and dumb opening. I managed to get a cramped middlegame, and White played a speculative sacrifice that laid bare my King. Accurate defense allowed me to hold and win the ensuing endgame, although my mind was wrung dry. I was never nervous during the game, but I did feel stressed and my heart rate was high. In the future, I should trust my calculation more and make sure White has no tricks. Also, I should try to punish these weak openings with forcing play of my own.

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