When you have a winning position calculate twice as hard · Road to GM, Game 281

When you’re winning, stop and think. Converting superior positions requires precision, patience and calculation. Don’t make the same mistake I did in this game.

Tomic S. (1990) – Roska B, (2153)
European Amateur Chess Championship 2022
U2300 Section, Round 8
Dutch Defense

1. d4 f5 2. Bf4 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. Nf3 b6 5. Be2 Bb7 6. O-O Be7 7. h3 O-O 8. c4 h6 9. Nc3 d6 10. Rc1 c5 11. Qb3 Nc6 12. Rfd1 Na5 13. Qc2 a6 14. b3 Nc6 15. Bh2 Ne4 16. a3 Bh4 17. Nxe4 fxe4 18. Nxh4 Qxh4 19. Bg3 Qf6 20. dxc5 dxc5 21. Rd7 Rf7 22. Rcd1 Nd4 23. Rxf7 Nxe2+ 24. Qxe2 Qxf7 25. Rd6 Rc8 26. Qd2 Re8 27. Rxb6 Bc8 28. Rd6 Qf6 29. Kh2 h5 30. h4 g5 31. hxg5 Qxg5 32. Bf4 Qg4 33. Kg1 h4 34. Rd8 Kf7 35. Rxe8 Kxe8 36. Qb2 Kf7 37. Qh8 e5 38. Bxe5 h3 39. Qf6+ Ke8 40. Qh8+ Kf7 41. Qf6+ Ke8 42. g3 Qd1+ 43. Kh2 Qf1 44. Qg6+ Kd8 45. Qg5+ Ke8 46. Qg8+ Ke7 47. Qg7+ Ke8 48. Qg6+ Kd8 49. Qd6+ Ke8 50. Qc6+ Ke7 51. Qf6+ Ke8

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