The chess enthusiast: An instructive loss

Apr 5, 2012, 8:33 AM |

Played the above game and was disappointed to lose after finding a nice move in the middlegame. Nevertheless, a very instructive game indeed... One of those rare games whereby I should have calculated my opponent's counterplay and realized that the final position was still winning for me.

Major lesson for me: Calculate your opponent's counterplay lines and evaluate the final position. Don't always play to eliminate your opponent's counterplay.