Last night, I was up against Anthony Higgs in the semi-final of the club knockout. Our first attempt to decide the match ended as a draw, so we were back for a second game; this had been delayed for almost a couple of months, mainly because Anthony had been away.
The game started with a sharp opening, as Anthony adopted the unorthodox Owen’s Defence. His decision to castle queenside on move 12 was rather risky, but I was unable to prove this, most likely choosing the wrong approach. The game, after some complications, eventually turned decisively in Anthony’s favour; although the pawn ending reached looked tricky, it was in fact still won for Black.
I give the game below with some notes.