My heart was pounding all day. That evening I had a chess game with Vakula. I was playing white. Um.....the English I thought. Playing c4-e5, g3-nf6, bg2-nc6. The English opening was an aggressive opening which I liked to play. That evening c4-c5, c5 was a blunder letting me have a blunt game and leaving her with very sharp lines. I played an easy game. g3-nc6, bg2-nf6, nc3-d6. Now if you see this position let me have a wide range of moves while she had only one good move to play. The moment she had played c5 I had sighed with relief. I knew this variation very well and an exact line to corner black to a dynamic position, where black had only one move which gave me the 7th and 8th rank. With the rook over the 7th and 8th rank it was a decisive game for me. I saw her glare at me. She moved her queen to a spot. Check with the knight and fork. She moved her king. I took her queen delivering a discovered check. At that position she resigned. I arranged the pieces back to position and held my hand out. She hit it hard and walked away saying 'my mind was some where else'.