My Ninth Chess Tournament, Game 2 (The Spanish Gets Tortured, Part II)

Dec 8, 2012, 5:59 PM |

It's been a while since I posted any of my otb games here on The main reason for that is because I am a busy college student who has spent a lot of time recently studying for his final exams. I'm glad to say that my massive studying paid off, as I have gotten all A's for this semester. Smile 

This is the game that I played on November 23, 2012. My opponent in this game was someone that I had played against twice before, winning once and losing once to him. Unfortunately, this was another game that he won, mostly due to my blunders near the end of the middlegame. If I weren't so low on time at that point, I probably would not have played so horrendously. Here is the game:

Themes: Forks, Back Rank, Zwischenzug, Pins, Discovered Attacks, Basic Combinations, Weak and Strong Squares, Open Files, Using Rooks, 7th/2nd Rank Control, Calculation, Weak Pawns, Backward Pawns, Passed Pawns, Converting Extra Material, Mating Nets, Basic Checkmates