Today in a game I had this position as White:
I came up with the correct idea of sacking the exchange with 15.Rb4. Then after 15…Nxb4 16.axb4 Qb5 17.Rxa7 Nc6 18.Ra3 my opponent played 18…fxe5
Here I misplayed the position by taking back on e5 with 19.dxe5. However, had I played 19.Qa1! instead I would have had a sizeable advantage.
19…Kb7 20.Nxe5 Nxe5 21.Ra7+ Kc6 and now the nice shot 22.Bf4.
White is clearly better here.
Having said all that, I’m ok with this game since I correctly sacked the exchange.
Now if I can just get my strategic thinking and calculation up to par I’ll convert these as well.
Til Next Time,
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