A Complex Game
Some weeks ago I played in the 4NCL and I was lucky to get a chance to play a very strong opponent. I rarely get a chance to play strong players nowadays and I miss that, but on the other hand the rare chance I get puts additional pressure to raise my level and perform well.
The game turned out to be very complex. Chess was the same game for centuries, but I think that with the engines showing us so much we have also started to look more deeply and what was before only possible for the absolute best, being able to see deeply and calculate difficult lines, nowadays a lot of players of all levels are exposed to the complexity of the game. And then you also have the post-game engine-aided analysis when all hell breaks loose…
Here’s the game with my comments.
Interesting game indeed!
15.Rc1 is the kind of move I could spend 1 hour on as well and then loose the game because of making some oversight in time trouble. This kind of impractical decision making happens to me either when I come into a game with some pressure on myself, either because I am playing someone higher rated than me or someone lower rated. Sometimes I do the opposite and play too quickly. But I feel that I am getting a little better at it as I play more games.