Patzer's Game 2: an interesting middlegame

Mar 31, 2012, 11:02 PM |



This is a standard 30 minute game I played last night, and I enjoyed it immensely.  My opponent was a strong player (at least by my standards), and being white, I felt that the onus of making the game interesting was on me.  I spent a lot of time on the opening and middlegame, and though I was up in material by the time we got to the endgame, I also found myself in serious time trouble (2 minutes against my opponent's 5).  This induced a blunder, and the material was even again.  My opponent had clawed his way back into the game.


Unfortunately, my opponent seemed to have some connection issues towards the end, and ironically I ended up winning on time.  I feel bad for him, because he fought bravely even when he was down, and deserved a better result.


Thank you for reading, and your comments on the game are very much appreciated!