The e2e4.org.uk second team got off to a good start in this year’s 4NCL. Playing in Division 3, they scored a comfortable win against Celtic Tigers 2. Soon after the first time control they had achieved a 3-0 lead, and went on to win 4.5-1.5.
My game saw my opponent choose a negative anti-Sicilian line with White, possibly angling for a draw, or perhaps hoping that I would overreach. However, I managed to gradually outplay him. His blunder on move 40 sealed his fate, although I think by that point he was losing anyway.
I give the game below with some notes.