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I have read a few times that having a bad plan is better than no plan. This game may be a good example. Around move 12, I came up with an inspired plan to imprison two of my opponents pieces. I was so pleased when it worked. My computer was not impressed, however. Just one simple move right away that I entirely overlooked, and for no good reason, and the plan falls apart. And even after than, the plan required way too much cooperation by my opponent. Also, my devotion to my plan made me overlook at least one huge tactical opportunity that I think would have won the game. But in the end, at least I knew what I wanted to do with most moves, not something I can say with many of my games. Next step, developing Good Plans. Comments welcomed.
I haven't even looked at the game, but I completely agree with what you said
qxf3??? why not just take with pawn? that may be a terrible idea, just curious?
If 15. gxf3 Qf5 protecting, threatenting b5 or Ra5/4, still not good for black in light of the open g & e files but a little more hope given the airness of the White King position.
I like 15. Bxf7 Nxa2+ 16.Rxa2 Qxe2 17. Kxe2... White is better with more pressure.
The tactic at 19 looks good but I don't think you get the material you list but can get more. After 21. Be7+ black plays Kg7 not Ke8. Followup with Bxg5, Rg1, Be7, Bf6 and I think you get the King. IF he does play Ke8 then 22. Bxg5 Kf8 23. Bxh6+ Rg7 24 Bxg7?? rather 24. Rg1! and the whole rook falls, the King soon after. 24.... b5 (Kg8, Re8#) 25. Bxg7+ Kg8 26. Re1#
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