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Game of the Week: Slow Going

Game of the Week: Slow Going

Aug 3, 2016, 8:45 AM 1

Sorry everyone that I'm a little late posting this week. I've been pretty busy.

Anyway, this week's game is friendly match I played a couple of months ago. I was white and was able to play my favorite opening, which made me very happy. I have played this opening so much that I am very comfortable with it, so I was able to focus more on playing positionally than tactically in the early game.

The game progressed fairly slowly, but my positional advantage coupled with a few well-timed tactics in the late middle/early endgame gave me an edge. Eventually my opponent resigned, even though the game could have gone on for a while longer.

Although I would define myself as more of a tactical player, I find positional games like these very refreshing. I think that they bring out the more beautiful side of chess. And although not much seems to be happening on the board, I would still say this was a hard-fought battle! I find positional games are more taxing on me mentally.

I hope you enjoyed this game like I did. Please feel free to comment below!

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