Here is the game
On the one hand, I was sweatin’ it because the kid (13?) made his first 10 moves in 1 minute, and I was doing the 1 move in 10 minutes thing, but the game ended where he had 75 minutes left to my 39.
I missed a tactic, and didn’t see how I could prevent e6…Rd8, Qd4, but as soon as he pushed the pawn forward I thought “Hey, that opened a diagonal”, and then followed that path to the mate. Must have waited a solid minute before playing it though, and he stuck out his hand as soon as I started moving the queen along the diagonal. Was thinking afterwards if I had stopped moving my queen to shake his hand, he pulls it away saying “Not if you’re moving there, I’m not offering you a draw”, and then goes on to beat me, that’s what should have happened. haha. As it was, he simply made his move instantly without blunder-checking it.
I blundered too, so to speak, because I had been spending a lot of time on previous moves and simply had to go through with something by this point, missed his Qxd.
Earlier on, I bailed out with BxBd3, but was calculating …Ne4, Qc2…Ndf6, Nfd2, but it takes too long to make …Qc7 work because of Nb5 fork of my Qc7 and Bd6, but after I moved I thought what about …Qb8? Anyway, the tricky part of it would have been g3, then …Bxg3, f3…Bh7+, I dunno, it’s really too much for this time-control, and seeing as how it was going on the clocks decided to bail out with normal play.
I got a good feeling with finishing early. Analyzed with the other guy I meant to last time.
Mark M, who I lost to last game (yes, he even showed up late for registration), he was playing with an Expert, they both had 7 pawns. The Expert had a knight and him a bishop, and just though “gawd, I am glad that is not me playing another tiring game….whose only point is the clock, the whole clock, and nothing but the clock.” hehe.
I think it’s darn near impossible not to blunder at G/90 unless most of one’s time is spent doing tactical scans and blunderchecks.
To be honest, it felt …Qe7 was the solid move rather than …Qc7, but I simply did not choose to afford myself such a lengthy blunder-check at that moment.