1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration

May 7, 2015, 2:36 PM |

GM Maurice Ashley inspires the heck out of people with his presentation of double-edged attacking games like this one (if you're a diamond member, be sure to check out this one as well). The inspiration you experience when you see this sort of stuff can lead you to play some crazy double-edged ideas that you normally wouldn't go for. Then once you're in, whether you win or manage to escape or lose often boils down to effort and accurate intuition/calculation move after move. It truly becomes a case of 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

Here's a blitz win to go with that thought. Black made mistakes, but in human play, mistakes are often made when the opponent puts lots of pressure on you. Enough talking. Let's look at the game.

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