I spent 46 of my allotted minutes on this game, so it’s good to know I don’t waste all my time even when it’s something I’ve faced before, a straightforward attacking system.
I was out of book as soon as I played 6…Nbd7. If I can win against this opening without even playing a book line, then it’s probably not worth recommending itself against Class A players, granted he probably could have saved a tempo playing h3 instead of Be2, etc, but really I was just going to react to whatever he played.
Tomorrow, I play Imre the first game of our four-game match. I’ll start out with the Black pieces.