Sloan's Book Press, Peter, Julia & Kitty
Sloan, J - Williams, A 0 - 1
Me: c4, nf6 nc3, g6 e4, d6 d4, Bg7 f3, 0-0 Bg5, c5 d5, h6 be3, e6 qd2, exd5 cxd5, Kh7 Nge2, a6 a4, Nbd7 Nc1, b6 Be2, Rb8 0-0, Qe7 Rb1, Ne8 0-0, Qe7 Rb1, Ne8g4, Nc7 b4, Qf6 N1a2 all book so far cxb4? Rb4, a5? Rc4, Na6 f4, Ndc5? Kg2, Re8 and even found the game winning move Bd4!!!, Nb3 Bxf6, Nxd2 Rxc4, Rec8 Bxg7!!! 10:32 PM
Me: I played the entire game in 5 minutes Anand style my opponent using 40 minutes but did not stop for a think and instead of Bxg7 which would win 2 minor pieces for 2 rooks rare endgame and quickly played the stupid Bxa6? and lost anyway.
Now what I am thinking is back when I used to drink several six packs a week in my 20's forced to quit drinking because I subleted from a room mate on parole,
and quit drinking cold turkey to save my place to live, has me thinking that I was sure a lot more energetic with that much running through my veins, and moved
slowly when I played chess and often went into long thinks. Now I have the problem of playing entire games in 5 minutes and never stopping for a single think,
although I know Sam Sloan calling me from his prepaid phone after I played Bd4!!! was quiet an assault and I was trembling to be noticed by the TD,
chances are if I resumed drinking to slow down my moves I would face a different problem like just being fat and I don't want to mess up my fem here
Anand like I said before times his long think to execute a win and when he finds a win. Or maybe look at some Magnus Carlsen games after all he would
not have recaputred on b4 with a Rook but instead a Knight answering to Bb7 and would immediatley loose to Nc6?, Bxc6 dxc6 and be stuck down one pawn,
and subsequently lose all of his sponsorship to the World Chess Championship for unsportman like conduct when he decided to haggle the pawn to c7 and claim
touch move on his opponents queen. I noticed after the game blindfold while talking to Williams that possibly c6 instead of f4 followed by ...Ne5 f4, Nxc6, dxc6
and either my guess Nb5 or Bb5 like fritz recommends with a clear plus to white. Only in my drunken days.
I made one slight correction here, and noticed the game was not recommended by Alec Getz for the reason I forgot to quote Tal,
and I didn't play Rc6 instead of Na6, which the moves up to this point where c4, nf6 nc3, g6 e4, d6 d4, Bg7 f3, 0-0 Bg5, c5 d5, h6 be3, e6 qd2, exd5 cxd5, Kh7 Nge2, a6 a4, Nbd7 Nc1, b6 Be2, Rb8 0-0, Qe7 Rb1, Ne8 0-0, Qe7 Rb1, Ne8g4, Nc7 b4, Qf6 N1a2 all book so far cxb4? Rb4, a5? Rc4, Na6 f4, Ndc5? Kg2, Re8 and even found the game winning move Bd4!!!, which instead of Rc4, Na6 Rc6 I clearly would have lost to like what I said ...Nde5 f4, Nxc6 dxc6, which clearly loses Tal style to Nb4 threatening Nxa2 putting my knight out of the game for good Nxb4?, axb4 Nb5, b3!!! which I missed. Good thing I studied Karpov because Karpov always no matter what puts his rook on the c-file in this position, absolutely no matter what the circumstances and if you don't believe me ask my Uncle GM Ron Henley because he has video on this but fact of the matter is Tal did not break through to Kaprov who would have simply answered Nb4 with ignoring the move completely because the Queen can capture side ways. I am staying off the booz and continuing to work on my fem. I may want to cut down on Coffee and move to Europe where we only have 1 game per day and no hotel rent for the tournament as a mandatory requirement. My health has clearly improved.
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