Tough Game, Good Lesson

I played a game tonight where first I built up a good position:

Here I found the nice move 19.Nd5. I probably could have played it a move or two earlier as well.

Then I wind up with this position:

Here I play 28.e5? I completely missed that 28.Rxf6 is resigns as the rook can’t be taken since it leads to mate. 28…gxf6 29.Qxf6+ Qg7 30.Qxd8+ Qg8 31.Qxg8#

Naturally I saw it during the game after I didn’t play it.

This weighed very heavy on my mind, but I was able to do something which I haven’t always been able to do in the past and continue to grind and try to convert.

I missed a few other winning ideas along the way, but played until this position was reached:

So the result certainly didn’t go the way I wanted it to, but the fact that I continued to press instead of offering a draw out of disgust seems to me like a good sign.

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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One thought on “Tough Game, Good Lesson”

  1. I’m bad at tactics, and even I quickly saw 28.Rxf6, and that it is easy and works.

    I’m not sure how you missed that unless you were in time trouble or simply moved too fast.

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