19th century game in the Dutch league!
Yesterday the 6th round of the Dutch league was played. My team BSG has a great season so far and we are sharing the third place, 1 MP number one and two.
With a 2610 performance after 5 rounds I am still in the run for my first GM norm. Yesterday I was paired against IM Stefan van Blitterswijk and despite the slightly disappointing draw, I certainly have still some chances reaching that goal.
The game itself was one of the craziest games I have played in the last couple of years. In a very slow Ruy Lopez opening, suddenly the position exploded around move 14 to lead to a repetition of moves very soon. As I said, I was a bit disappointed as I felt I had the better position out of the opening and missed a clear win, but objectively I didn't really deserve more, as I totally overlooked the the perpetual as well as the winning continuation for my opponent. Hope you do enjoy the analysis of this wild-west 19th century game ;-)