A rematch against “Greg M.”:http://shamuswrites.com/2008/07/31/greg-m-vs-jim-stitzel/, with different results.
I’m extremely happy with this game.
Rough day for chess yesterday. I think I lost three in a row, pretty much all because I wasn’t paying enough attention and missed some pretty obvious things.
Yeah, you may be seeing a few of these for a while. I’m really enjoying getting some good, competitive games in right now.
This is probably one of the best games of chess I’ve played in a very long time. The opening game effectively wipes most of the major pieces for both sides from the board. It’s the middle game where things really start to get interesting, both sides jockeying, threatening, and maneuvering for best position. The endgame continues to be interesting – until I make one major blunder and then accidentally drop my bishop on the wrong square (the Facebook chess application is not forgiving on this front), at which point Sasha pretty much mops me up. I highly enjoyed the game because I felt like I really played well and anticipated almost every single one of Sasha’s moves before he made them.
Readers should be wary of opening any email from email@example.com. Apparently this is a fake address containing a zip file and a virus. A friend of mine just warned me of this, and I thought I’d pass the warning along. Always be careful about opening emails from people or email addresses you don’t know or recognize.