My Eighth Chess Tournament, Game 1 (Another Advance French Finish)
Throughout the game there were several moves on my opponent's part that seemed a bit interesting at first. However, it turns out that these kinds of moves are what made my position easier to play, and therefore those moves weren't so good. I had mentioned that to my opponent at the end of the game. He said that he was just trying to play for a draw, which surprised me because he is rated higher than I am, so I would have expected him to try to win. As this game shows, if you try to play for just a draw (i.e. you don't try your best), you won't be very likely to get your draw. More often than not, you will end up losing. If you want to get at least a draw, you should play your best, which means play for a win!
Here is the game: