I can't play Defense

Nov 20, 2013, 5:32 PM |

So this is my game against Manalapan High School.

I almost always play gambits, and win with crazy attacks, and lose when they fail.

Today, I played aggressively, but then my opponent gave up a knight to get an aggressive edge. I was definitely winning, but I botched it and got a draw. I have very little practice playing defensively, and trying to keep material advantage.

Ah, well. I think my endgame improved (still not the best), as shown in this game. But I drop a bishop to a nice little tactic that I didn't see with 2 minutes on my clock.

And here it is: