FIDE Amateur World Championship - Round 1

Mar 19, 2010, 11:07 PM |

Well I survived round 1, albeit with a loss.  The game was exciting and its great to play OTB again!  I had the white pieces and thought that I had an advantage in the opening and middlegame.  I ran into time trouble at move 38 and what felt like total physical exhaustion at move 31 (I worked a full day today), so it was downhill quickly from there.  My opponent missed a pawn opportunity in the opening, or maybe he thought that my lead in development would compensate.  Here is the game, for what it's worth.  I haven't had a chance to let a computer analyze it.

I am looking forward to the games tomorrow.  Hopefully, I won't be exhausted!