I had a plan. I pretty much always lead as White with my King's Knight - which I still planned on doing - but this time, set up a King's Indian style defence instead of focusing on attack from the start.
My defensive start ended up letting Dane gain a big presence in the centre (to be expected), but I managed to obtain the better game. I think the key moves were: first, move 10 - we both made attacking moves with pawns, which I managed to come out a pawn up from once the dust settled; then, move 15, where I took his Knight with my Bishop, creating a doubled pawn for him.
I wouldn't be surprised if Dane wins every game from here, but I'm happy I've at least got one win under my belt.
Current standing (first to 5 points)
- Dane: 0.5
- Nigel: 1.5
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