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John Purdy Memorial - Round 2

John Purdy Memorial - Round 2

Sep 2, 2015, 1:41 AM 0

This blog follows my quest in obtaining an official FIDE rating. 

In this game I try for a Semi-Slav against 1.d4. My opponent, FIDE 1654, obtains a nice position out of the opening before committing a series of positional mistakes that gives away his advantage.

Two take-aways from this game:

1. I need to increase my knowledge of the Semi-Slav.

2. I'm quilty of looking for solid drawish lines rather than continuations that lead to an advantage. I need to change my mentality from "Don't lose" to "Win! But if you can't win, draw".

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