Not good, not bad :)
He who has a slight disadvantage plays more attentively, inventively and more boldly than his antagonist who either takes it easy or aspires after too much. Thus a slight disadvantage is very frequently seen to convert into a good, solid advantage.
*** Today started as a grey and cold day, and my head felt like a blurry snowball, producing various blunders in chess games, and losing. Some of my opponents seemed to have the same problem, also blundering badly. I felt bad about all that blundering.
Later on there was sunshine outside, and I felt also better, producing less losses and for the first time I drew against a 2500+ player (!!!). Yihoo !
Here's the draw against 2500+ to start with :
And here a game with lots of mistakes, but very entertaining !
A queen sac and a few pawn promotions. I'll give it without comments, because it has an embarrassing amount of mistakes from both players :)
This one was quite nice I thought. Dominating a knight (not on the rim) with two bishops :
A queenless Scandinavian defense, where white was too optimistic :
A smooth short win as black in an English opening :
An instructive loss, with the blurry headspace in action :
And here a thematic checkmate sequence, after I had again used lots of time to find the winning moves.
A simplification tactic to end with :