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Unfortunately I was too focused to finish my opponent and I forgot to pay attention to his threats. I know what i've did wrong after move 39 but I would like to know if there was a way to finish my opponent. I know there is a combination earlier in the game but I just can't find it.
Can you please help me?
I believe you missed the tactic 30..Bxb1 in view of Kxb1 Rd1+ winning the queen for rook and you are up lots of material.
Yes, you're right, thanks for pointing that out.
Although this is not decisive, I think 25...Rac8 may have been a better move than 25...Be7 - the idea is to take on c3 and you activate a new piece, while your bishop stands better on d6 than e7
The Bb3 may be a thorn in one's side often, but while the pressure down the a2-g8 diagonal is annoying (especially d5+f7 influence) it usually isn't worth chasing with a knight, who goes to the rim and no longer controls central squares. You also took two moves to eliminate his bishop... in addition to opening the a-file for him, pointing at your backward a-pawn. However, you had many lightsquare weaknesses so I can understand why you wanted it off the board. You also had two bishops vs. two knights in a very open position, one knight of theirs didn't even develop until later, so what happened? Oh yeah, not seeing the fork in time trouble.
@ScorpionPackAttack, it wasn't time trouble, as I said above I was focused only on the attack and finishing my opponent, I didn't considered hid threats.
After 27.Qe3, Black gains material with 27...Bd6 which threatens to win the Q with 28...Bf4
And after 30.Qe2, the threat of 31...Bf4+ 32.Nd2 Qa8# forces 33.g3 which enables Black to win the R with 33...Bxh1
After 31.f3 Black wins a N with 31...Bxb1 for 32.Kxb1 loses to 32...Rd1+ 33.Qxd1 Qxd1+
Interesting ideas there yeres30, the only thing I saw was 30... Bxb1 but that's already been pointed out.
Diagram's now corrected. Thanks for point it out.
So many missed opportunities ... thank you for yoyr help
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