The one that got away
Everyone has their big fish stories, I was just recently proudly showing off my first draw with a 2300, as well as my first win over an expert.
But what about a win over an IM? Now THAT would be something to brag about! And I almost had it.
I'm playing IM attilaturzo in his 100 game challenge at 1 day / move. I have white and my opponent fell into a trap in the English. A little more awareness from me and I could have won a piece, but I let him off the hook. See if you can spot the tactic (check the solution for sidelines):
Instead, we played a3?? Ba5 and I realized I had let him slip away. How will the story end? Does this fish get away, or perhaps turn into a shark that eats the fisherman? I am doing my best to create threats and keep the attack rolling. The battle rages on, follow along here: http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=48994267
Remember: No advice until after the game please! :)