My Final Round game of Thursdays was a real oddity. There is so much room from improvement over this game, that one could spend hours doing some post-mortem analysis, stokyo-like, looking at actual possible lines.
If I analyzed this game thoroughly, I could come up with major improvements for my play. This is the sort of game that at G/90, with two relatively weak positional player at this time-control, most of the possibilities are humming right over our heads, OTB. Relatively, I was the stronger player positionally, but the key word here is “relatively”.
I lost points on Thursday, but gained points on Wednesday, so somehow I have clawed my way back from the 1600’s to 1750, and it would have been more had the CSCC City Championship been rated. So, overall I am back to that original country-road crossroad; kind of like in that scene at the end of the movie “Cast Away” with Tom Hanks.