A Bad Game, but Some Amazing Tactics

A Bad Game, but Some Amazing Tactics

NM CoachJKane
Jun 13, 2015, 4:25 PM |

Hi Chess Friends,


I tried out a new opening in a 15 minute game today, misplayed it and ended up in a bad position. I ended up turning the whole game around thanks to a one move time trouble blunder by my opponent. That said, the game provided a couple of incredible tactical moments. Let's see if you can find them.


What's the best move for black in the position below?

That would have been a great one to find, but very difficult in time pressure. Here's the tactic that won the game. It's much easier. 
Here's the full game, warts and all:
Finally, A difficult puzzle that could have come up after 34...Bxa2+ 35.Ka1 Bd4. White has an advantage in the following position, but only one move keeps it. What would you play for white?
I hope you enjoyed the game and puzzles. How did you do?