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I can't believe this was losing: Misadventure in the French Winawer

jlueke
Nov 30, 2009, 8:51 PM 0

One lesson here is not to trot out a new opening in the middle of the tournament, but I really didn't want to play e5 again.  Everything seemed fine, as I won a rook for a bishop and just needed to back out and consolidate.  Well even though I had a couple of chances to get close to an even endgame thanks to some of my opponents mistakes, overall my foray was losing from the start.  So instead of playing too timidly, this time I wanted too much to fast.  At least I won't make this mistake again in the future.  Here's the annotated game.

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