I kept score for 32 moves, but ended up with 16 seconds so the rest is an approximation of what happened. We played more moves than this, but I can’t recreate it, and I eventually checkmated him with queen and pawn.
I basically knew what I did wrong in this game, the moves I missed that the computer gives, I felt they were right OTB, but didn’t have time to calculate them correctly, so didn’t play them and let him equalize more, etc. This is a drawback of the quicker time-controls. I was late, so started this game with 40 minutes, and the next game with the full 45 minutes.
Michael beat me last time we played, but I felt ready for him, and he played the Scotch Gambit, and rather poorly, so the game didn’t last long. I could see what he was doing wrong, his moves, while playing OTB. Dean almost beat a near Expert in his last round game, must have been up around +20, but just as the 1900 player dropped a piece, Dean instead of taking it dropped his own piece – talk about ratings coming through. I had 17 minutes remaining when Michael resigned in a hopeless position (-10). If he had continued with 21.Rf1, I was ready to whip out instantly the best move 21…e3! He spent a long time before resigning, and I had worked out all of the plausible continuations he could throw at me.