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I have played him i think 4 times only winning once. this is probably the ideal guy for me to play, because he is better than me, but i have my chances. Problem is , i dont see enough good moves.
My general observation: You overestimate your attacking plans and underestimate your opponent's. Make sure your own king is safe before you start worrying about storming your opponent's king.
"Now I have a mate in one." -- Not even if it was your move.
You are absolutely correct. I posted somewhere about that same thing. I tend to get tunnel vision on my plans and ignore my opponents. I realize it was not mate in one, otherwise i would have played Qa1+ and lost the Queen, i was meaning that if i could get rid of that bishop he could be mated.
also, that 20. b3 move gets a ? from me. It unnecessarily weakes the dark squares around his King. You had a dark squared bishop pointing right through the h8-a1 diagonal with your Queen on that side too. Perhaps you could have done some dark square penetration on those squares with the bishop and Queen.
i thought the same thing. i just couldn't think of a way to capitalize, any ideas? Oh yeah and Irie mon.
20... i should have put more thought into my plan. its not like i am playing live here. i have 1 or 2 days to think of my best move. i am going to set up my board and see if i can figure the best plan of attack.
I knew what you meant.
17 ,... f5 ? : that pawn d6 is weak, on the long run it will get lost - white is better.
20. b3 ! and also a5 !
26...Kf8 and it looks like White is forced to play 27.Qd6+ Kf7 28.Qd4 and then Black can trade the queens (28...Qa2+ 29.Kc1 Qa1+) to get a probably drawn endgame if he wants, or keep trying something.
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