Missed Win From My Recent Tournament

Missed Win From My Recent Tournament

SolaFide
SolaFide
Oct 6, 2013, 2:38 PM |
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Last month I played in my first chess tounament at the historic Mechanics' Institute Chess Club in San Francisco. Even though my results weren't what I would have liked, it was a very fun tournament and I learned a lot.

 

The format was a One-Day 5 Round Swiss G/45. I was able to win my first two games and then in the third round I was paired to play a very talented player rated over 2000. (My rating coming into the tournament was 1580.)

 

I was a little intimitated by the rating diffence, but since I had nothing to lose, I thought I'd give it my best.

 

My opponent actually blundered in the opening which game me a clear advantage. We reached the following critical position after my opponent's move 24...c2. I missed the only winning move and went on to lose the game. See if you can find my MISSED OPPORTUNITY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 You can play through the whole game here: