Saturday, 27 July 2013

Wellington College Training Day

I played some training games at Wellington College over the last couple of days. I definitely needed the practice because it turns out that after analysis of both games, I'd clearly missed some obvious ways of winning them!! In the first game I had a chance to convert into a 2 x Bishops vs Rook ending, but for some reason I wrote this off in my mind immediately as not winning? Finally in this game I ended up with a Queen and pawn ending and I had the advanced pawn ... I shouldn't have offered a draw in this position according to GM Nick Pert. In the second game, I took my opponent's knight, got up to visit the loo, arrived back and overlooked the obvious fact that I could win a piece after Qh5+!! My fault entirely. So both games were drawn.

As usual, any comments welcome ...

Game 1- Sicilian Dragon

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013