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Okay, it's Saturday, the weather is beautiful, so I'm DONE with chess.com for the day.  After this game, I don't really need to play anymore; I may read, run through tactics, but play... no.  A game isn't won until you win!  I had a won-game at move #10, why did this game last until move #40!  I won with 34 seconds left, the suspense was pretty exciting, but dag...what did I do wrong!?

 

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  • 3 years ago

    chess2Knights

    Yes we do agree both moves win.

  • 3 years ago

    RooneySimonaitis

    Hi chess2knights! Then we agree both moves win. Sometimes it's a matter of style . What you say is true too.

  • 3 years ago

    chess2Knights

    Yes of course both moves win. I never said Nc3 is wrong. Read my original comment again. I am just saying that the rook move first is somewhat better. After exchanging rooks and playing Nc3 the black bishop is under attack and the threat is to play the white rook to the Queen file attacking the queen. All the black pcs are poorly placed and the rook move playing for the cheapo mate only serves to help trade rooks which is beneficial to white. There is no back rank mate for  to worry about. Nc3 is also playable and wins.

  • 3 years ago

    RooneySimonaitis

    Have to disagree abit with your comment chess2knights. While 22Rd7..Rd8! 23 Rxd8+ ( your suggestion) followed by 24 Nc3 may well be winning, there is nothing wrong with 22 Nc3. If 22...Rh6 then 23 Qf7 and if then 23..qxf7? 24 Rd8 checkmates, or if 23..Rxe6 24 Qxe7 and once again it mates. So how can you say 22 Nc3 is wrong. Its not.Maybe it's amatter of preference. or style. It is quite possible both moves win, don't you think?

  • 3 years ago

    chess2Knights

    Sorry you are both wrong. You just take the rook with check instead of the Queen and simply play Nc3 after that.

  • 3 years ago

    RooneySimonaitis

    Just a short comment here. Tobias is absolutely correct : 22Nc3! is better than 22 Rd7. If you played 22Rd7 as Tobias noted there is a potential back rate mate if Black cleverly plays the brilliant 22..Rd8!! as 23 Rxe7 is folied by 23 ..Red1 checkmate.

  • 3 years ago

    UNI530

    Nice win Yvette, you eeked that one out. What's important is recognizing your opponents mistakes, and making them pay for them. He didn't recognize your mistake and he was mated on the next move. Every mistake gains little advantages (sometimes big advantages) until 3 little advantages total 3 points, 5 points 7 points, 9 points. At that point the game is out of hand and it's a sure victory for you. Keep playing and keep posting.

  • 3 years ago

    chess2Knights

    First off if the opponent does not resign any game can go a lot of moves. You can not just force a checkmate at will. Now to the specifics of this game. 3) Nf6 by black is a mistake ( I played the same mistake against you in our last game) your reply should be Ng5. I agree 13) QxQ followed by RxN is the way to go and Qg4 has no value. I disagree that Nc3 is better than Rd7. Nc3 can be played if the Queen threatens mate. 31)Rxd4 is not good. If black plays 32) Qc8 instead of the suicidal Kd6 he has an easy defense up a rook for 3 pawns. If you sack you must calculate it to a win! The good news is your tactics are improving! Finally I agree move 39 in time pressure of course was a mistake by both of you. 39)Re5 check forces mate in 3.  

  • 3 years ago

    chesspoet

    Thanks problematic and Tobias.  Oh my, my rook was hanging out there at the end.  I totally missed that and thankfully my opponent did too.  I was about to lose on time, so I was feeling the pressure.  Rooks can be so clunky and inflexible. 

  • 3 years ago

    TobiasBMetcalfe

    yup and 13.QxQ with RxN to immediately follow is perfectly fine as well. Chess is about forward motion, even when having to play defensively, and there is no value to 13.Qg4. Just trade off and collect the free piece! I like how you played 22.Nc3 instead of Rd7 looking to win a piece. Whether you know it or not you were paying attention to the bank rank mate that might of occurred if you had neglected development. And lastly, unfortunately, if black had played king takes rook on move 39 instead of rook takes bishop your opponent should of been able to win and not yourself........sorry!

  • 3 years ago

    problematic

    I rec. 12.RxN instead. If12 ... d5 it's not a problem becasue you can still go Q-e6+ and pick up the pawn.  Knowing when to be aggressive is important. GL.

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