After suffering through some horrific losses, my blitz play has improved significantly over the past few weeks. In fact, I was surprised to see Stockfish offering less and less suggestions for my moves than in recent times. The following game was played yesterday on Chess.com against a player rated 866. The reason I chose to annotate and post this game is because I made some elementary errors that I believe could benefit lower-rated players such as myself in their own blitz games.
Wesley Surber is a theologian and chess enthusiast in San Antonio, Texas. He has an extensive background and experience in military operations, tactics, and healthcare. In addition, he received his Masters of Divinity from Liberty University in 2016 and is an active member of Vineyard USA. In his spare time, he blogs for Campfire Chess and enjoys chess, horror movies, reading, video games, and as much family time as he can get.