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Something I am beginning to grasp about gambits is that if you offer them and they are accepted --whether white or black-- vigorous play on the part of the offerer is called for when the accepter does not attend to development. Here is a KGA Bishop's Gambit that helped me get this point.
I will remember: if I take a gambit pawn I will not neglect development!
Frankly, that a player rated in the 1800s is beginning to understand that energetic play is needed in a gambit...
I think an immediate 16.Ne7+ would have been very strong. (there are a quite a few variations to try and they are all pretty interesting... as far as I can tell White has a won position down every line, but the tactics are complicated and i may very well be missing something) Also in the note to 16.Bxc7 you mention that the Q was the Bishop's only defender, but the N on d5 also defended it. I don't think 16.Bxc7 deserves the ! you gave it... In fact it may be the move of yours I like least. I think it was dubious. Black, might have replied (instead of16...Qxe4) 16...d6 -- freeing his game somewhat... he still has a bad game, but the mess he got himself into can't be undone in one move.
Atos, by your comment, I do not understand whether you are congratulating CN or criticizing him. Please elaborate. Also, even though I am rated low (I should be 1500+ but I dropped 100 games (turn-based) because the pressure was getting to me and chess wasn't fun anymore. Plus, I had to focus on school work.), I have understood that energetic play is needed in a gambit, which I love to play. The difficulty is to not let your opponent build-up an attack.
you would have won much faster with Ne7+!!
What was wrong with 19. Qxg7#?
oops yeah, but the point is black could resign immediately after 16. Ne7+
let me fix that
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