Another trip to the coast

I had a club match down in the Worthing where I again blundered (and will catch up on that soon) . I managed to beat a junior on Tuesday at the club but in a far from convincing fashion.

I was not feeling in good form as I headed down to Hove to play just a few hundred yards from the remains of the glorious West Pier. Will reminded me that we had played in Crowborough a year ago . I haven’t check our result from there but I did play poorly in that tournament. He is a promising Junior with a lower grade than he deserves and this game demonstrates that.

In short I swindled my way to a draw. It is one of the mysteries of my play that I become more inventive once I am trailing. White demolished me and I was lucky to find a way out in the endgame.