Saturday, 26 March 2016

Doeberl Cup, rounds 5&6

The dreaded morning rounds started today  and it started with me missing the exit to the Uni, then misreading "maps" causing the need for another correction and arriving 5 minutes late.

Round 5

My opening was uninspiring and black was more than fine had he sacked a piece with 24....Nf2. It is a positional piece sack which neither seriously considered I guess. Swapping queens was not the way to go and now I felt I was just playing for one result. Blacks pawns fall like Autumn leaves. Even quicker had I noticed the blindingly obvious 31.Nd5. Checks and Captures, how many times do I have to remind myself. Maybe a tattoo on the forehead?

Round 6

I'm not going to waste your time, dear reader, by showing you the 10 moves of my afternoon game. I must say that I was surprised by the offer as I was expecting the black side of a long Maroczy squeeze, something Grandmaster Darryl Johansen is known for. Maybe the two rounds a day had tired him out.

Anyway, home straight now, a few good games will put a $mile on my face.

Hasta manjana amigoes.

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