FIDE Amateur World Championship - Rounds 4 & 5
Sunday was a day of mistakes for me. I made two mistakes in my 4th round game: Not developing a plan an underestimating my opponents attack. I made one mistake in my 5th round game, and had it not been for time trouble, I would have lost the game. I had my bot analyze the 5th round game and a Knight sacrifice that I had considered was actually the winning move. It's funny because I have been in similar positions and had never considered the Knight sacrifice. I did consider it Sunday though, and just did not calculate far enough.
My 4th round Opponent looked to be 23 or so, and sported a USCF rating of 1940. He traveled from Colorado and is in his last year of college. He gave me what I deserved for sub par play. While my 5th round opponent was a teenage girl from Michigan. Her rating is 1808 and she defended tremendously against my attack. She faltered in the end, when we were both in time trouble ... I missed a Knight sac for a win.
Round 4 ...