My Eleventh Chess Tournament, Game 2 (Tactical Pirc Defense)

Jan 29, 2013, 9:57 PM |

This game, which I played on January 18, 2013, is very different from the game that I had played the week before this. While my previous game was more closed and positional, this game opened up quickly and became very tactical. My opponent played the Pirc Defense, which I am no expert on because I don't see it very often and I don't play that defense myself. Regardless of that fact, I managed to get a good position out of the opening. I mostly won due to my opponents' blunders near the end of the game. Here is the game:

Themes: Common Checkmating Patterns, Sacrifice, Zwischenzug, Pins, Discovered Attacks, Opening Lines, Open Files, Open Game, Using Rooks, Using the Queen, Fianchetto, Isolated Pawns, Advanced Pawns, Exposing the King, Mating Nets, King Hunt, Pawn Storms, Attacking 0-0