My Seventh Chess Tournament, Game 1 (The Spanish Gets Tortured)

Sep 22, 2012, 2:05 PM |

This is arguably the worst tournament game I've played yet. I played my first 30 moves too quickly, without much consideration of my opponent's threats, and fell into a losing position. I then got into serious time trouble near the end of the game as I had to spend so much time on each move trying to defend my lost position. Needless to say, I lost this game. Here is the game:

Themes: Common Checkmating Patterns, Double Attacks, Forks, Back Rank, Pins, Using Rooks, Initiative, Isolated Pawns, Weak Pawns, Doubled Pawns, Exposing the King, Mating Nets, King Hunt, Attacking 0-0