Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Monday, March 07, 2005
What would you do?
White's last move was 28. Rd2 and offered a draw. Black to move. White has 45 minutes left on the clock and black 25. Rating white= 1803 Rating black= 1701 Would you accept the draw?
Last saturday I had this position during a tournament. This is a typical situation for me. Black (me) has worked hard for a good position against a stronger opponent. Which costed me much time. Then the opponents offers a draw. Anxiety to loose ratingpoints creeps in, and I accept. Afterwards you think "I'm a coward, white has no winning chances, black has to try his luck. After 28. .... Rd2: 29. Bd2: Bb6+ 30. Kh1 Bd3 31. Rc1 the white pawn on c4 will drop off the board in the end.
I lack the courage to follow my deeming of the position. I really wished I had courage enough to say "I never a draw again". And stick to that.
Or do you think there's nothing real for black in this position, and with less time against a stronger opponent it's reasonable to accept the draw?