I threw my Knight on the rim for no good reason; it felt like being down a piece. There was also a point where Polly could have won that Knight, but kept up the pressure in other ways. Then I was toast.
And if anyone was wondering how I’d gained 100 rating points by going 1-3 in the tournament, it’s because I’d not lost to anyone else at FICS during that time. Evidence the quality of chess played by LEPers is a notch above your average patzer.