What was I Thinking Game of the Week
Traffic is bad and people are out and about buying every available gallon of gasoline and water. Apparently, a storm is out in the Atlantic Ocean and has the potential to bring down pain and suffering upon millions. However, the chess must go on. And on it did, with a terrible loss for black in my fourth game.
I still do not have a real grasp on openings when playing stronger opponents. These guys are good and they understand the game. I am in a learning phase and I relish these games even though I finish them poorly. Last night's game is another step along my path. I did not know how to answer white's moves and I played timid. I held my thoughts and played defensively and gave good squares and blundered pieces.