This game is for all the fans of this (or any) blog that like to see their author conducting a well-played game.
It wasn’t quite as easy as it looked. I was up four minutes in time-pressure, trying to keep score (obviously this isn’t exactly what happened, but it’s difficult to keep score after one’s opponent has stopped), when I ended up having 14 seconds to his 7 seconds at the game’s end. My clock started beeping when he had 10 seconds left, as it was accidentally set to sound (but if you are a loyal reader, you should be getting used to the weirdness at how my games end by now).
I was up for the game, felt like something special would come of it in the end, and I believe it did. Inspired by Magnus for this game. It sorta looks like some ho-hum Magnus game against a much weaker player than himself.
Jess actually went 3-1 at the bottom section of the Winter Springs, losing only to the first place player. He might be close to 30 and takes his time at the board like I do.
I castled quickly, then realized I should have played ..a6, but it made it all the more fun. When he played g4, I quickly realized that …Qf7 is winning by force (within a minute), but probably spent close to 10 minutes on the move just to make absolutely sure of each variation (nerves, and too many botched tactics of late).