Nick and I finally got our game of chess, and to both our surprise, I won!
I know I said I wouldn't keep posting chess games on 4AoS, but with the Chess blog getting 3 visits a day, and 4AoS getting 140 a day, I felt it was my duty to post where there is the widest possible audience to share in my triumph learn from a particularly instructive game.
I haven't actually checked with Nick, but I'm sure that's what he would want as well.
Here's the final result. Click on << to replay the game.
Actually in truth, as you will have realised if you've gone through the moves, Nick was ahead in both material and development for most of the game, but just made a mistake in move 19. What would have happened if he had made a different move? Here's what my computer predicts. A rather different picture for Black...
To see the best move for Black at move 19, click on the notation on the right of the board then follow through with >