I played my penultimate game in the club championship last night, against Paul Taylor. Following a sharp opening, in which I missed a couple of chances, the game ended up in an interesting, unbalanced endgame. After a long period of manoeuvring by both sides, I allowed my opponent to advance his passed pawn with dangerous threats. Although the position could still be held, I then blundered and was forced to resign at once by my opponent’s reply.
The result of the game is a setback, but everyone has dropped a few points in the championship so far, so I am still in contention, with several other players.
I give the game below with some notes.