I played Open Sicilian against Dean, first time in a long time. Recently, Dean has been Expert Earl W. at quick chess, and drawn 1900 Pete B. at slow-chess. When something like that happens, your future opponents that know you find out and tend to play tougher. 😉 I know you are reading about this one Dean, so I’ll have the comments to the game up tomorrow or late tonight, would have had them up already if I hadn’t met Alex at the bar after the game.
On Thursday, I played Dean again and focused on positional chess, and this has been a line against him recommended to me, but which I had never tried before. This may not have been the most accurate move-order in the opening, but the opening idea was carried out.