Leicestershire Major, Rd 1, S Dawkins v M Tate

May 16, 2014, 4:48 AM |

35 moves in 60 minutes, then additional 20 minutes to finish + 10 second increments from move 1.

I was pleased with my position and my play for the first 20 moves (particularly the bishop 'sacrifice' which my opponent rightly refused on move 16).  I then got the move order all wrong for moves 21 and 22 (I had not foreseen his ... Rb8, which simply wins the exchange).  I then played a bit loosely and he played very accurately.  A waste of a good opening really!