It's never too late to resign

After watching the first two sections of the Benko Gambit course (e4 and g3 lines) I decided to play it for the first time with black if I had the opportunity and try to get the feel of the Benko gambit. Practice and making mistakes is a good way to learn and improve.

However, surprise! My opponent rejected the pawn and played the Qc2 line and I did not know the theory for that line yet :-(

After 16...f5 and 22...exd5 I was completely lost. I was about to resign a couple of times. But I did not, I kept the mood and tried to fight until the end. And it worked! My opponent was not a beginner (rated 1950 in lichess) and did not make obvious blunders like hanging pieces. He just made bad decisions and converted and advantage of +9 in a defeat.

The lesson I have learnt (apart from studying the mistakes I made in the game) is that it is never too late to resign. And even if you end up losing you will learn more than by just resigning.

Aayush Shirodkar

Aayush Shirodkar 5 days ago

Nice Game!
GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 5 days ago

Sergio, are you familiar with "SLP"? :) 
skipper chess

skipper chess 4 days ago

What is that sir?