Tonight, at the Rapid chess competition over at Ryde-Eastwood League Club (continuing from last week), again I made a mess of my position.
My only loss tonight was against Arthur Hyunh (FIDE rating : 1889 - who is taking some serious coaching from GM Dejan Antic) .
Talk about suffering from delusions of grandeur. Have a look at the following position (see picture ).
Instead of playing 1. Ree2 (green arrow), I had this hallucination of attacking on the Queenside and played 1. Ra5? (red arrow).
What transpired in the next 5 moves was an absolute shambles. After trading dark-squared bishops, I moved my Queen to f4? and after that, things fell apart.
The problem with Rapids (25 min time controls) is that there's never enough time to calculate in the endgame.
*sigh*. It's 11.44pm and I need to sleep......... zzzzz...........