Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
The Magic Touch
I feel a bit like King Midas with the touch of gold. Last friday at the club I tried to get an endgame. The games at the club aren't rated, so I use them always to experiment. My opponent had black and played the Caro Kan. Since the Caro Kan is played by guys who want to draw with black and play for a win with white, I thought I had a good chance to get an endgame. But since I'm not used to take much care for my pawns during the opening, he managed to grab one and to infer a double pawn at my queenside. Oh, that greed from those materialistic guys! Can't they leave a pawn alone? So I crushed him in 18 moves since he had forgotten to develop and his king was still in the middle. The same happened a few times at FICS. How on earth can I get an endgame??