Online Tournament 2 of 4: Crouching Center, Hidden Bishop

Aug 17, 2011, 3:14 PM |

This next game was my rematch against opponent one. I had the black pieces and played a passive but principled system against my opponent's imposing central assault.  

As you can see, opening play created some interesting possibilities, but my opponent blundered relatively early, allowing my fianchettoed bishop to grab his queenside rook. My opponent played the game out rather than resigning, and the rest of the game is more an example of converting a win position than overcoming tight play with excellent moves. Regardless, I grabbed my second win out of four contests and buckled up for tighter games against my next opponent. I'd finished the Fischer book by this time but still had a few beers left ...