I played Anthony Higgs in the semi-final of the club knockout last Tuesday. The game ended in a draw, so we will need to have a replay in the near future. As it happens, I was lucky to escape with a draw. From its unorthodox beginning, the game gradually shifted in my opponent’s favour, until he had a decisive advantage. However, he let things slip in the resulting rook and pawn endgame, allowing me to secure a draw.
I give the game below with some notes.