It’s 7:32am as I start to type this. I’ve been awake a bit over three hours for some unknown reason, and the two Red Bulls aren’t working.
So what should I do? Play blitz of course!
So I played a game on lichess which was a festival of blunders by both sides. Here are the highlights.
Here my opponent has just played 21.Qh5. Clearly he’s hoping to mate me, but the e pawn is also hanging. However, I decide to defend the mate threat first with 21…h6 when 21…Qe7 saves the e pawn and I can still stop any mate threats my opponent tries to make.
However, instead of taking the e pawn they play 22.Rg3. Uh oh…my h pawn is hanging to a tactic.
So I play 22…Kh8 instead of 22…Qd6 which saves the e pawn and the h pawn.
A few moves later this position is reached.
My opponent misses the simple 26.Nxd4, which wins a pawn.
As you can see by the complete game here, those weren’t the only blunders.
Til Next Time,
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