Shaun V World: When to be Stubborn
Round seven day 3, still in the hunt for prize money at the World Open, I completely botched my opening as white in a Sicilian. I let the dreaded accelerated dragon accelerate like a punk. And the worst part, and let me know if you feel the pain, is that I play the god forsaken accelerated dragon. What the crud, man?
My opponent was all smug when he played it too, and moved quickly to shore up a draw. He seemed snooty when I struggled to find the win, and sighed a good bit. And that PISSED ME OFF. So help me god, buddy, I will vomit a winning engame on this board.
So being stubborn helped :D
This put me at 5/7, and with a couple of wins in round 8 and 9, I could place! How did that go? Check out my blog for tomorrow to find out. In the meantime, here are days 1-3: