Rust Removal V: Maybe Long Play is Better

During today’s Huddersfield rapid play tournament I realized that I was far from back to my best. In the first round I managed to lose my queen (but drew!) and then later lost a game in which I had a strong initiative but missed my way somewhere. Winning the last three brought me back to a relatively respectable 4.5/6 tally, but it looks like I need to play a lot more to really claw it back.

The finish to my round 6 was the relative high spot, an interesting exchange sacrifice:

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Author: NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: