This game was really busted up, but it was also exciting.
I missed wins, and Alex missed wins. I think I was trying to have too much fun out of this game, and passed up the positional wins, and for that was losing outright many times as well. Alas, the Slav is a new defense for me, so I am playing it at least a hundred points more weakly than my general play.
The game itself lasted 70 moves or so before agreeing on a draw in a rook endgame with equal pawns on same side of the board. I lost my scoresheet and Alex has an accurate on. The last few moves are not accurate move order at all. In fact. he had a winning attack against my king as compensation for giving up his a-pawn. He had a Ng5 move which was simply winning. The blunders in this game are too obvious to bother pointing them out, or at least with an engine they are. The Slav is very live and die by tactics opening. It is the Sicilian Defense of 1.d4.
I sensed the winning moves in this game right away, but I got cute at those critical times, and really wanted an interesting game. At a tournament where there are 3 rounds in a day, I want to end a game right away if I can to save energy and usually have the extra clock time to ensure I can find those wins and not lose on time.