My Seventh Chess Tournament, Game 3 (Death by Poisoned Pawn)

Oct 4, 2012, 9:50 AM |

This is yet another game in which I had an advantage in the early middlegame but somehow managed to lose pretty quickly. My main error this game: I spent too much time grabbing pawns with my queen and left my king completely undefended. This allowed my opponent to launch a decisive counterattack that ended up costing me a large amount of material. It wasn't too long before I was mated. Here is the game:

Themes: Common Checkmating Patterns, Double Attacks, Skewers, Pins, Desperado, Weak and Strong Squares, Using Knights, Outpost Squares, Using Rooks, Outposts, Using the Queen, Weak Pawns, Exposing the King, Mating Nets, King Hunt, Attacking 0-0, Counterattack