First Master Game

This is the first game I played against a NM in a USCF rated event. I can’t say I was thrilled with my performance. When faced against a tough opponent, I have a tendency to push for ideas that I would deem too risky in other situations, and miss obvious problems with my ideas. However, I did find a few good moves that kept me in the game longer than I would have otherwise, nearly equalizing before making further blunders into a dead lost position.