It was another shellacking of a Chessmaster (Grandmaster edition) opponent. Today I played the "Trudy" personality. Trudy is rated 1290 and I was rated 1082 going into the game. We played a G/90.
When I've played these personalities before, I'd kind of go up in the game, only to later fall into some trap and lose. I've learned to play slow; take my time; and calculate - which is the whole purpose of this 52 game quest. Trudy dropped 4 pawns before she began to fight. But by then, I forced her to trade queens and then eventually went up with 2 rooks and a bishop against two bishops and a rook. I pushed my pawns, queened, exchanged some more and then pulled off the checkmate.
I expect the competition will get stiffer as I move up the ladder in Chessmaster.
Just a real quick accounting update ... before this game, I had played 3 games vs. a Chessmaster opponent. Then I played 5 games in the US Class Championships. Over the Thanksgiving break, I played a couple of other Chessmaster personalities, but I don't remember who. I think I won one of them and lost the other. So with this game, I've now played 11 and have 41 more to go before August. I'm hoping to be more consistent with keeping up on the status of this 52-game quest.
As always, my readers and observers are always welcome to play me a G/90 or G/120 on FICS or in person. Just leave a comment and we can work out a date and time.