I spent ten minutes on this game. Normally, Paul starts the rounds 15 minutes late, and there was a parade through town, so it took a long time to find a parking spot, and it was quite a distance away, so I had only 12 minutes on my clock when I got there.
I did see the 22.Qe3, 23.Rb6 type of idea to win the bishop, which I thought I was going to before she played 21…Rc8, but I didn’t have time to notice that Qe3 was defending the c1 square. Stockfish lit up that I was winning a piece, so I looked at 22.Qe3 Rb8, 23.Rc1 Qxd6, then noticed Qa7 wins the piece. This is the sort of move that I would have needed time to spot since I was wondering if I could win her bishop.
Sara offered me a draw with 2.5 minutes on my clock to 2 minutes on her clock, and the position was indeed a draw. I wanted to play on, but decided wisdom was the better part of valor.
I told her after the game that she could have taken my e-pawn, but she decided to take my d-pawn instead. When she played …f5, I should have played Be2…a5, f4…e4, but here also I didn’t see this in the amount of time that I spent on the move.
After I played my last move of …Qxd4 (Mark pointed out that …Nxd4 was better since after Qg5, I have ….Rg6), I noticed that Mark’s flag had fallen. I thought he had played his last move with a couple seconds remaining, but apparently he bit it too close. In any case, Black is winning, and I still had three minutes remaining on my clock. All in all, it was a good tournament and I may have won a couple of rating points, although I lost to Daniel in the First Round (he won the tournament).