Drifting to Disaster

Apr 16, 2013, 3:44 AM |

This was a very unfortunate game to lose after having had a strong initiative  almost throughout the game but somehow never being able to find a decisive plan to finish it off even when 2 pawns up materially.  Chess is at times a frustratingly elusive game - you just can't find that decisive tactic or strategy to bring home the point. In this case find a plan - any plan even if it's not a very good one - and at all costs try to remain focused.

Time management was also terrible - I was blitzing way past the time control at move 40 and had not clarified before-hand what the time control was. Again lack of clarity contributing to poor focus in the game.

I will conclude with a quote from Emmanuel Lasker:

The hardest game to win is a won game.