Success In The Opening - Failure In The Endgame

Success In The Opening - Failure In The Endgame

ih8sens
NM ih8sens
Sep 12, 2013, 2:54 PM |
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A 45 minute game with a 45 second increment which I just finished on ICC.  White misplayed the opening (although Sam Shankland did some video's for chess.com and said that he believes black is probably fine anyways) and I was able to get a temporary development advantage.  I tried to transition into an endgame where I would be more active, as white was having difficulties activating his rooks, but all I was able to get was a passed pawn.  The passed pawn endgame felt fairly typical, and so I am going to try to learn how to better pressurize my opponent in similar positions.  In this case, the best I was able to get was a draw.

I hope you like the game :)

And off I go to study these endgames more :)

-Matt