Pressure not to falter
Below is the fourth game I played (today) for my club in the external competition.
The opposing team had some very strong and some weaker players (I think I played one of the weaker ones). We lost all of the first three games to finish (out of a total of eight games) so things were looking grim. However, the next three games to finish gave us three points, making the score 3-3. By that time I had reached a position where I had two connected passed pawns, a position that I should be able to win easily. Considering my whole team was watching, counting on me to bring home the much needed point, and that I messed up the last game where I reached a winning endgame (see my previous blog), I really felt the pressure..
I finished just before the last guy from our team who got a draw out of a very difficult position. That gave us the win 4.5-3.5! That game looked really interesting so I'll try to get my hands on it and post it here as well.