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I played black and lost, but I thought I was playing damn near perfectly for as much as a 1300's-1350's player could have.
I realize that in the end game, I hang my queen (on move like 60), but the game had reached a losing position anyway after my attack had petered out.
I also ran this game through the chess.com engine, but I didn't really find it helpful. It listed my rook sac as good, but it didn't want to continue the assault on the king.
I eventually got to an end game where it was two pawns a knight and a queen, vs my queen and 5 pawns. I was in a bad spot, and didnt really know how to continue, but I also was kind of put on the spot about trying to find out where my attack went wrong.
Anyone lend me some advice?
Don't you think it's a bit of a stretch to call the Guicco Piano an attack?
That was a good attack you played. It showed good imagination. I don't know if it was perfectly sound, but it certainly looked promising.
I think you started to go a bit wrong on move 26. Your 25...dxe5 was good. I had originally thought you might play something loke 25...Rf5. White can't play 26.Nxf5 because 26...Qxf3 forces mate. But White had 26...Ba1 and now his Queen covers f3. Close, but not good enough! But 26...exd4 was your best move, and I think it gives you a very favorable position. There are many possibilities, but 27.Bb4 Rf6->g6 certainly keeps the pressure on. 26...Nd5 was also very good, but it's hard to think of moving a pirce that already seems well placed.
Unfortunately, 27...Rd8 was just a tactical error. I guess you didn't see how the Bishop could step out of the pin while protecting the Rook.
It was a good effort.
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