Road to 100: Slow death and Sicilian Stew

Dec 15, 2014, 11:21 AM |

A couple of games - one I lost to stronger opponent, one I won against a marginally weaker one. I had white in both.

I am on course to marginally improve my grade to 93ish in the January ratings.  This might be a long road.

Kind of felt I lasted surprisingly long - down to 30 secs each on the clock given that I was losing the whole way.

Don't really know if I actually benefitted from the whole sequence with the e5 push - felt like it wouldn't work to castle either side for either player.  Basically I was let off the hook a fair bit, especially at move 24.