Some Crazy, Crazy Games!
January 31st, 2012 saw me with a 2-1 record at my chess club in northwest, IN. As usual, the time control for this 3 round tournament was G/20 with no delay or increment. I played some familiar opponents but my 2 wins were somewhat spectacular, in my opinion. My loss... well... it was one of those games that I would rather forget (who doesn't have a few forgettable games?).
In round one, my opponent blundered the exchange in the middlegame, but he displayed some initiative for it. Pretty soon, my king came to be in trouble. I would win a 2nd piece but returned it to relieve some pressure. He would succumb to time pressure. Although I don't have the end of the game written down (I had less than 2 minutes left to make the final couple of notated moves), the end result was 0-1, where my opponent offered numerous piece trades. I entered an endgame up a handful of pawns.