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Winning a won game

Winning a won game

Jan 8, 2010, 8:05 PM 4
I think the game below was one of the more interesting I played this week. My opponent was slightly stronger by rating but slipped in the opening and through some interesting tactics I reached what should be a clearly winning middlegame. In a sense, therefore, this game is about converting the win - and that is where it became interesting. I made some 'safe' choices that were not objectively best but that got me closer to a winning endgame. My opponent tried to avoid exchanging and while I was never on the brink of losing I  think he did put up a very decent fight with (under the circumstances) amazing pressure on my kingside.
A psychologically interesting game!

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