I was the highest rated player playing in the simul, and knew there was a $25 gift certificate for whoever beat Master Friedman first, but didn’t realize that first place was a new wooden chess-board (I was at the drinking fountain when it was announced). Anyway, Paul gratiously gave me the second place prize because my game lasted the longest (an unrated player drew Joe to get first place). Paul and Pete didn’t play, probably because of their rating, and so they didn’t want to spoil it by taking the first place prize. This made sense to me, afterward, assuming that that’s why they didn’t play.
19….Bg5?? I didn’t see that he had the move f3, as in 20.f3!++- until after he played 20.Be3, which is what I thought he would play (21.f3 doesn’t work). I did see the move 19…Bd7, which seemed correct, yet so passive. It’s around +.6 after that move, but not so bad for Black. I mentioned the move f3 to him after the game, that it didn’t work, but I didn’t notice that it was playable the move before.
30….Bd5?? Interesting, right at a natural time-control. BTW, I am replaying the moves from memory as nobody decided to keep score in any of the games, but I at least remember the first 30 moves accurately. I was considering between 30….Rd1, and 30….Rd5, and after I came home and had some food, it struck me how obvious that 30…Rd1 is, as 31…Bd5 could come next, and he couldn’t squeeze me with the king there, but should instead realistically take it upon himself to force or offer the draw.