What was I thinking? Wednesday 17 July
Well, nothing much. If you skip through to move 16, you will see this comes to an inglorious end.* But where I am not at all sure what is going on is the intent of my move 3...a6. Now I had likely seen a move like this some time so thought I would give it a shot, But to be honest I now can't think why I did it. So let's go through the usual opening rubric"
Develop your pieces: not relevant
Control the centre: doesn't seem the thing
Protect your King: no.
So the question I want to address is this: what is the purpose of 3...a6?
* As for the end, if I had been half awake I could have held things off by something like 15...f5