Training game at the cafe
John S. v. John H.
A game in which both sides had chances and chances again.
So what did I learn. Pushing the c pawn can sometimes be a good idea. Exchanging off the dark squared bishop in a modern defense isn't so bad. When playing a queen and pawn ending double check for blunders. There are three.
I would say the prevailing lesson I'm trying to apply is to continue to pay attention to the concept of time. In the beginning of the middle game in this contest I found myself in more than one position where I just could not figure out how to play it. I knew I was worse for space and my position was vulnerable. Challenging the center, exchanging off pieces both could have helped in coming up with a plan and easing blacks task.
It was a fun game and a great opponent.