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Best save of my life


  • 19 months ago · Quote · #1

    Casual_Joe

    Just finished this game.  A blunder by me allowed Black to go up an exchange plus two pawns.  I ended up saving the game with a desperate counterattack.  (I know the counterattack wouldn't have worked against best defense, but as we all know, it's not so easy to find the best defense at the board.)
     

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #2

    Going4Draw

    black should have tried to exchange pieces right away because she was already material ahead  basic strategy, instead she got greedy for a pawn.   27...bd7 would have been a way to acomplish it!

    On move 30 black could still manage a counter play by 30...rxd3 followed by Bc4 or depends on the queens response attack whites king instead by rook checks and gwt blacks queen into the action.  But, you got a break this time.

    And nice mating idea Laughing

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #3

    kasparov173

    Awsome saving 

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #4

    jerry2468

    Why did black play 31... h6?  Black should be fine after simply 31...Rxd3. White has no real way to mate.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #5

    Casual_Joe

    jerry2468 wrote:

    Why did black play 31... h6?  Black should be fine after simply 31...Rxd3. White has no real way to mate.

    I was threatening 32 Qxg7+ Rxg7 33 Rf8+ Rg8 34 Rxg8#.  She played h6 to give her King a bit of space so that the Queen sac on g7 wouldn't work.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #6

    phoenixFire2001

    1: Nh5 instead of Ne6  would have drawn. 

    2:Qa8 after h6 qg6 is absolutely crushing

    3:Rxd3 after Rf7 is pretty good. 

    4: Rxd3 savs the game after Qg6

    I'm not trying to be harsh, just pointing out the facts. Great game, too. You should also see this:

    (I was white)

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #7

    Casual_Joe

    phoenixFire2001 wrote:

    1: Nh5 instead of Ne6  would have drawn. 

    2:Qa8 after h6 qg6 is absolutely crushing

    3:Rxd3 after Rf7 is pretty good. 

    4: Rxd3 savs the game after Qg6

    I'm not trying to be harsh, just pointing out the facts. Great game, too. You should also see this:

     

    (I was white)

    Take another look at your #2.  After 31 ... h6 32 Qg6 Qa8 33 Bf5 I don't see a way for Black to stop the mate on h7.  But overall I agree -- Black had many ways to win.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #8

    AndyClifton

    Nice one!  I suppose Black deserved to have that happen for shutting all her pieces off over on the side like that. Smile

    It does look to me like Black would escape--barely--with 32... Rxd3, since if 33 Rxg7 there's 33... Rxg3+.  And on 33 Bf5 Rd1+ seems to salvage a draw.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #9

    Timothy_P

    phoenixFire2001 wrote:

    1: Nh5 instead of Ne6  would have drawn. 

    2:Qa8 after h6 qg6 is absolutely crushing

    3:Rxd3 after Rf7 is pretty good. 

    4: Rxd3 savs the game after Qg6

    I'm not trying to be harsh, just pointing out the facts. Great game, too. You should also see this:

     

    (I was white)

    You are Awonder Liang? I don't believe it, since 1500 players here beat you.


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