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Game of the Month, April 2016: ‘Equal’ Endgame

April has not been the kindest chess month for me.  It should have been my best, as I was one move away from beating a titled player … and then I blundered.  I threw the game away in the most heartbreaking, disappointing way possible.  Seriously, I spent about three days wondering whether I should just give chess up rather than dealing with such disappointment.

I rebounded, in a way.  I beat two players with rating over 2000, one over 2100, but I still felt unmotivated.  I stopped studying and took a break.  That time off seemed to energize me, as I’m back to normal now, more or less.  That loss will forever haunt my dreams, though … Continue reading