My First Game of the 2013/14 Season - a Draw?!
Today I was on board 6 playing for Didcot 1 (my club's top team) against Bicester 1 and I had the white pieces and managed to cook up a pretty tasty attack lol I'm calling it the Motaba River attack because like in the film Outbreak my pieces flew out with virus-like aggression! My opponent was graded 133 ECF and mine is up from last season's 116 ECF (1578) but up to just 122 ECF (1626) lol due to performances from 2 seasons ago being counted, Here's the game...
As you can see I probably threw away a win somewhere but I had the bishop-pair as compensation for a long time and when I was forced (tempi-wise) to give up my LSB for his knight it was just about forming a blockade on the dark squares and exchanging rooks to go into a drawn opposite-colour bishops endgame.
Me and my opponent analysed after the game and played a few moves out and we was both happy with a draw, my captain was happy with my performance and I'm playing again next Wednesday for Didcot 1 again I think!
So glad the summer's over and regular otb chess is back!! I also have a tournament (u180's (u2090 FIDE equ.)) in 10 days over the weekend too so that should provide some VERY tough and instructive games, and that for me = fun