I think this is my first Lucena win

Dec 29, 2013, 5:27 AM |

so I had to play one more game to break the streak - in conjunction with these other two posts tonight, I resolved to pretend my opponent was much higher rated than I am and to focus more on piece safety than activity for the most part -

it also has the distinction of being (to my recollection) the first time I've ever deliberately allowed/gone into the Lucena position - which when you think about it - is quite a few years - I probably did it once or twice before but I really don't recall

it's not blunder free but at least the curse is broken