You’d think that after last night’s game that I would go for a sharper finish, but mediocrity has become my latest trend, sort of like ‘taking the day off’ and yet still playing.
Today I hung sheet-rock and mowed weeds. No coffee or tea before the game, and was playing my chess buddy. IOW, my motivation to finish strong wasn’t very high.
This game should have ended soon after his sac, and I did see the stronger continuations that I didn’t play. For example, I played Rxc8 in only a few seconds, but as soon as I played it I was shaking my head that I did not play Qa4+ first. That sort of thing. He liked his sac and was upset that he lost. I guess this is what I get for not putting the game away sooner. I was practically winning an even endgame, instead of refuting his sac.