Sunday, March 08, 2009
In my January tournament, two games entered the Old Indian, which I was unprepared for. In my February tournament, similarly two games entered the Stonewall.
And then there was a Winawer.
According to my Moskalenko, ...Bf8 followed by ...Bb7 was a surprising pet line of Petrosian. My opponent looked surprised. He broke the tournament silence to say so!
I hate this position. I have less space. I have less development. The locked center may give me time to catch up, but why had I prepared a position I dislike?
I need more experience. I've turned to blitz.
I mentioned I was coaching a USCF 700 student. I decided to teach them the Colle system, and surprisingly, this has re-invigorated my Semi-Slav!