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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bird’s Opening (8), better than last game

Today’s blog entry is from round 5 of the chess club’s current tournament. After last week’s embarrassing loss, I was determined to pay attention throughout the game.

Black made an early mistake leading to the loss of a pawn and destruction of his Q-side pawn structure. The game plan was simplified to carefully exchanging pieces and enter what looked to be a winning endgame. 

During the ensuing battle, Black’s Knight got stranded in enemy territory causing its loss and with it any chance of salvaging the game.  The game ended with a resignation.

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