…because I can only describe it as an act of God that I do not lose these games on time, as I continue to play as if the time-controls were 30/90, G/30. I am doing really well for that time control, let me tell you, but not for G/90, particularly considering that my opponents routinely have well over an hour left by the end of the game.
My opponents get impatient in my time-trouble, or they needed my time to think…or something! It’s otherwise inexplicable, those are the three possibilities and I am leaning toward the first one for now.
My opening ideas of ..Be6 and ..Bf6 were bad ones, I simply didn’t get called out on them. Even ..Nc6xNd4 was not as strong as simply playing ..Nf6.
I don’t know what I am doing as Black besides purely winging it, this is my problem. I need some more discipline when playing Black, and some more confidence.