45 ( +1 | -1 ) draw against an expertHere is one of the more interesting games I have played recently. There are 2 big blunders towards the end of the game. We were both in big time pressure...and using an analog clock so there is no delay. Besides the obviously blunders the game seemed pretty well played by both sides. Comments are encouraged.
White: Larry Johnson (2048) Black: James Stack (1540)
64 ( +1 | -1 ) Overall, a good result...I've just played it through quickly, but I do have a query over 24.Nf5. It looked like a mistake to me but it was possible I had the position slightly wrong so I didn't look at it closely. 33...Ne5? certainly looks plausible, but the exchange sac blows a big hole in Black's defences. Instead of 39.Be6, 39.Qg5 ought to settle matters in White's favour, threatening mate at h5 and a horrible bishop check at f5. Maybe White overlooked the check that wrecks the line 39.Be6 Qe1+ 40.Kh2 Qxe5check, and Black finds he can't after all play 41.Bxg8+ Kxg8 42.Qxe5.
Are you thinking of annotating this game? The early struggle for the initiative is an enthralling one in whick Black did well to hold out for so long.