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Friday, October 28, 2011

Stafford Gambit

Black's gambits are dangerous because black starts the game a tempo down. The Stafford Gambit arises from the Petroff Defense. This is the second time I have played it in rated competition. White makes 6 King moves in this game, moving to the B-file and back to his starting position.

My last 8 games contain 7 draws against higher rated opponents.
Lessons learned: (1) A recurring theme in my last games is being tired and thus offering a draw from a leading/winning position. Physical stamina needs work.
(2) My latest study regimen is paying dividends: faster play & quicker tactical recognition.

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