As 2009 turned into to 2010 I found myself pondering (as I always do), what did I learn about chess this year. Then I think about all those crucial lost games that got away and, eventually, I think about the ones I was most happy with.
If I had to pick one highlight from this year then it would be my discovering how to play a particular variation of the French Defence that I’ve been wrestling with for a couple of years. I’ve had the chance to test it several times in the last 12 months and I haven’t lost a game with it… yet!
Anyway, here is the game from 2009 that I was most pleased with in the aforementioned line. It took place on Red Hot Pawn where the strength of your opening repertoire is tested to the limit against the better players.
All in all, a pretty nice game for me as I made only a few small errors against a strong opponent.