Playing a WGM

Oct 27, 2013, 10:29 PM |

Last week, I got a chance to play against WGM Ruan Lufei in a simultaneous at Stanford. Ruan is among the top female chess players. Her best known result is reaching the 2010 Women's World Chess Championship final and losing only to World Champion Hou Yifan.

The game started with a balanced position, but then I had a dubious sacrifice of a knight for three pawns (that turned out to be two only) and spent the rest of the game struggling for drawing chances. After the other games were over, I rushed in the endgame to lose my final chance and the game. It was a good experience though.