Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
I hate to play against those 13 y.o wonderboys! He played the French. Why do those boys always play the French? I played the Alapin Diemer gambit. After ill-treating the opening in a terrible way I gave him the chance to trade off a lot of pieces and I was left a pawn down. Mentally I already had agreed to trade the rooks and the queens further in an attempt to hold the draw in an endgame with bishops of different color. At move 14 I had no idea how strong he actually was because I had done all the (miserable) work by myself.
Then you feel punished! I mean, I'm overhauling already my repertoire to make it more solid, but I can't do everything at the same time and now this! I remembered the style of Capablanca and I started to squeeze him out. I even resisted a schwindle which would have given him a chance to penetrate at my side of the board. I forced his pieces to the back two ranks. And indeed, the tactical opportunities came all by themself! Just by diminishing the territory of your opponent. I won his queen for a rook. Then I had a double attack against his king and unprotected rook. Then I had again a double attack and fetched his other rook. Why do coaches always forget to learn their pupils to resign? I had to mate him. Man, I hate those games against kids!