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Too Ambitious

benws
Apr 3, 2009, 9:06 AM 5

I have to admit: I get too ambitious in my games more times than I would like. And sometimes, that can lead to disaster.

Take the following game. I grabbed at a pawn in the opening, knowing that I would have to weaken my kingside. My opponent then launched an attack that should have succeeded, but I hung on and prevailed through sheer luck.

So take a risk once in a while, but in a serious tournament game, it's probably not an extremely good idea, especially if you're not sure of the results.

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