Kill the Rook! (or Why Bloodthurst Doesn't Work - at Least Usually)

Kill the Rook! (or Why Bloodthurst Doesn't Work - at Least Usually)

GIex
GIex
Oct 24, 2014, 12:08 PM |
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In this tactical game I played Black. The queens were exchanged early, but the play was very sharp as the center was open and the minor pieces actively positioned. I managed to get the bishop pair and double and isolate two white pawns on the e file. White was in turn threatening counterplay on the queenside. I got a position with a slight advantage. Then I lost the edge as I was determined to capture one of White's rooks at any price, and meanwhile I failed to notice and exploit a blunder of my opponent too. White respectively got a winning position, and I managed to draw it only because he didn't play accurately.