Master tourney round 4: Sicilian blood
Yesterday I played a new idea the Sicilian defense against a young Norwegian player. I wanted to avoid his preparation. He got a good attack. I build up a nice defense on the dark squares, but I overlooked a nice rook sacrifice. He won 2 pawns. I posted a Ne5 strongly. Then he gave back a pawn for the queen exchange. I then started an attack on the queenside and won back another pawn. I entered a rook endgame a pawn up, but his passed pawn was strong enough to keep the balance. We played it out until only the two lone kings remained on the board.