John Purdy Memorial - Round 5
This blog follows my quest for an official FIDE rating.
The best way I can describe this game is that I was absolutely positive I was better, right up to the point when I suddenly realised I was completely lost! When did the switch happen? Good question. My 1676 rated opponent drew with a CM in one of the earlier rounds so I knew this was going to be tough. But tough turns out to be an understatement, I lost this game in just 22 moves. It's a very entertaining game nonetheless and probably quite instructive, so if someone, anyone!, could provide me with their insights I would be most appreciative. Otherwise, enjoy watching me get crushed!