Thursday I played a rated training game against NM Rithwik Mathur. I had agreed to play the White side of a line that he was wanting to test.
I found a few moves I was particularly proud of, especially 20.c4 and I also made things harder than they needed to be (sacking the exchange back instead of finding 40.R3e4) but overall I felt like the game was fairly well played on my part.
I do think that Rithwik missed two winning ideas. One was 52…a2 which I saw at the board, and the other was 53…Rg2 which was pointed out by NM Bill Williams after the game.
Either way, I think that this game represents the first game in what will hopefully be a turnaround for me.