Quick on the Draw!
|Black:||S Ansell IM|
|See Alex's Article on playing strong players! There didn't seem any point in playing anything sensible. I was also 45 minutes down on the clock since I was a late reserve and playing a board above Rick in the team!.|
|In the Halasz gambit you get this type of position. A King side attack and the King is shielded by the d4 pawn. The Bishop is on d3, quite often protected by the move a3.|
|Playing quickly now as only had 4 mins on clock to reach time control.|
|At this point the game was adjourned, but it was
agreed drawn over the phone. In the final position I can even let the a pawn go. In fact
that's what I would have done since it keeps the play to 3 very controllable phases. Of
course I spent days making sure I'd get the draw!!! He probably just took a quick glance.