Thursday night’s game at the chess club started with an unsound gambit line, then featured minor mistakes in the middle game, and some terrible endgame play from both players. I was lucky to get a draw!
My opponent played the White side of the Stafford Gambit with the recommended moves thru the opening. This gambit line always gives me trouble. If I cannot find a reasonable alternative, I may need to stop using the gambit entirely. Research is in progress.
Lessons learned: (1) Fix or discard this gambit. (2) Obviously, my multi-pawn endgame needs work.
P.S. Following my recommendation from my last post, I will practice from my opponent’s position with the white pieces:
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