Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Play to Win


I was both happy and a little disappointed at the result of this game. My opponent had a strong rating at 1787 ELO. I feel that I outplayed him during the game and had a significant advantage but on the other hand I was really tired and ready for the game to end. I was starting to get nervous that I was going to ruin my advantage. His knight could have been tricky. However, at move 29 my opponent offered a draw and I accept. Ergo, I was both pleased and displeased at the result. When you have a three point advantage on your opponent then you have to play to win because I feel in a way it was somewhat of a loss for me due to a lack of confidence. In chess, the only way is to play to win.