This following game with my comments inserted was one of the most interesting games I've played recently. I play at a Class A level at my local chess club in Edmonton and hover around 2000 on the chess.com server in these turn-based games. This was a 3 day per move game where I was black against a much lower rated opponent. He was 1254 and I was around 1995 at the time. I tend to not take my games against lower rated opponents psychologically serious enough and came close to losing this one. I relax a bit and wait for my opponent to blunder. In this game it was I who blundered first therefore making my opponents decisions a bit easier and my blunders easier. Even still this game after 19. Qg2 is a really intersting study. So here is the game, enjoy!
This is the interesting point of the game. I actually didn't care about who won at this point, I simply got caught up in the awesome imbalance here.
The computer evaluates the position as equal but I thought during the game and even still that white must be objectively better. I simply can't see how the 3 extra pawns here could be equal to the extra piece.
Interestingly I gained no points by winning this game as we had an almost 800 point rating difference! But it was a fun battle that I didn't expect from a 1200 player.
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