Dominating Chess Masters (2400+)
Masters: Game #1
Yay! I finally had the honor to play a NM (national master) in a 15 player, 10 minute + 30 sec simultaneous exhibition!
NM ChessNinja48 (2447), is a chess prodigy who became a National Master at 14 and is also a 4-time US Scholastic National Champion. He is an incredibly strong player ranking #27 on the globe in classical chess! With respect to this master who was playing 15 others, I want to share my honest feelings about my match.
As white I felt I dominated the entire game, -just look at the graph. During the middle game I pressed my advantage and knew my opponent didn't stand a chance. Then I blundered away all I had gained, returning to an even endgame where I proved once again I could pull ahead. I felt I had beat my opponent twice in one game, while using hardly any time! IMHO, he was too stretched from the simul...
I am thankful that I got to play such a strong opponent and I respect him as one of the best players on earth!
What's next? Well I am hunting for a 2600-2800, top 10 player. Surely they will school me.
-But I don't think so...