….that I really shouldn’t have lost, but did so due to bad time-management, time-pressure.
I was a bit incredulous that I couldn’t find an advantage out of the opening, and after said I should have played Rfd1 and tried to push the center in a more controlled fashion. Bottom-line to this game is that I tried to blitz in time-pressure, and it lead me to try blitzing out tactics that could be there, but really weren’t.
After 32 moves, the position was 0.0, but Paul kept moving quickly, and you can see me begin to flail around with my bishop, searching for a tactic or plan, instead of calmly pushing the a-pawn. This game was thrown into the garbage heap by blitzing, and you can’t win against an Expert like Paul that way when he is determined to merely play for the draw.