I missed the last of our 4 games with tommyg on Friday night - it was a hectic day. We are trying to work out a time to play that 4th game.
Tonight I played game 2 with gatoruss (replayed here). The first game last week was pretty ugly. I replayed that game a few times today and it was painful. But tonight's game had a different outcome. It was pretty interesting in the beginning and then he played 18...Nxe3? I'm not quite sure what he was thinking. But from then on, I just worked to try to trade pieces. He made a second blunder with 24...g4. My knight was pinned to my king by his queen and then he advanced the pawn attacking my knight. But that left my queen to deliver check and then retake the pawn at g4. At that point, I was up a bishop and knight. He tried a few checks, but I secured the king and he resigned.
Game 3 with him may be next week, but being Memorial Day, we may delay game 3 until June 4.
Hey you Europeans ... check out my post on brunch and chess! I'm up about the time you guys are having a late breakfast or early lunch - why not play a G/60 with me?