Thai Open - 8th round

FM ddtru
Nov 16, 2015, 12:29 AM |

In this round I was playing Black against a 50-years old player from Finland, rated 2144. While browsing through his games I noticed that his style - as well as his openings - are super solid. So even though I wanted to mix things up from the very beginning, I only managed to get a familiar position after the first 20 moves, which was also not bad, especially as Black. After a few inaccurate moves by White even a small advantage. However, then I started burning time searching for something bigger, made a few mistakes after the first control my position was already rather suspicious...

This did not feel like a deserved point, but after six draws in a row I was just happy to finally score a victory!