My Ninth Chess Tournament, Game 3 (Dynamic Imbalances in the French)

Dec 8, 2012, 9:08 PM |

This game, which I played on November 30, 2012, has been one of my most interesting tournament games thus far. Even though I ended up losing this game in time trouble, I actually had a good position for most of the game and was not at all losing until the end. My biggest mistake this game was spending about 20 minutes of my time on one move (move 25 to be specific). If the game had continued ideally I would have had good attacking chances and chances to play for the initiative with the bishop pair and weak White pawns on the queenside to target. Here is the game:

Themes: Double Attacks, Sacrifice, Forks, Back Rank, Zwischenzug, Exchange Sacrifice, Pins, Discovered Attacks, Basic Combinations, Bishop Pair, Positional Sacrifices, Using Bishops, Initiative, Using the Queen, Isolated Pawns, Weak Pawns, Doubled Pawns, Passed Pawns, Attacking the Uncastled King