Round 3 - 100th Kumbaya

Mar 7, 2017, 6:58 PM |

Back to playing the black pieces.  I felt tons of pressure throughout this game, playing the Accelerated Dragon - Sicilian.  Turns out my opponent had played against this recently and did poorly.  He then prepared for this very opening, much to my chagrin.  I thought he had the initiative the whole game and actually didn't press soon enough on the kingside with b4.  In the end, I was a little tired and made 2 blunders - one making taking with a pawn instead of my rook and also making a move after figuring out that it was a bad one.  Lots of good experience earned with my 2 losses...

After that my opponent did a nice job of forcing me to simplify...looking at it now, I see tons of tactics....but it's different on the board...