London City Championship U1800 Round 8

May 8, 2009, 10:14 AM |

Tonight I played a Mr. Ortiz. I always have such a tricky time with this guy for some reason. I've played him 3 times previously and all three of the games were drawn. I always get these really nice positions but somehow can't convert into a win. Tonight was no different! I got into a really nice middlegame out of a Catalan, had a winning position, but blundered in the endgame to reach a drawn position, then a lost position, then a drawn position again. 

Even with this draw I am still a half point ahead of the rest of the field with 5 rounds to go. Here is the game.