Nice to be back

NM RobKing
Aug 25, 2015, 6:48 PM |

I haven't been able to play much rated chess since the NJ team tournament as I was busy with a new job, buying a home, etc... I found myself with some free time last Tuesday and so I went down to the Metrowest Chess Club looking for a side game, expecting to get some 1600 but was surprised to get an expert! In fact, I was sporting a poor record against this expert (0.5 / 2) and have never had the White pieces against him. I was finally able to get the best of him in a nice positional struggle.

Let's throw in a few instructional quizzes from the game:

1.) White just played 15. Bh6 , who's pieces are better in this position?

2.) Who's pawn structure is better?

3.) Who would benefit if the position were to open?

Here is a a relatively easy combination to finish the game off:


Here is the full game, I hope you enjoy!