2013 British Chess Championship -- Round 1: Wells vs. Lenier

jharton88
jharton88
Aug 5, 2013, 7:47 PM |
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C88 Ruy Lopez, closed, anti-Marshall 8.a4


So, what was the turning point in the game? Is this just the difference between a 2100 and a 2400? Chessbomb suggests that 20... bxc4 was the biggest blunder. I wonder if the real mistake might have been 14. ... g6. Trading black's dsb for a knight on the king-side might have been acceptable (it was kind of trapped there and shortly after was thrown at g5 anyway...) and getting black's queen over to the king-side might have been more useful than being completely fixed at c7 for the whole game.

This is all coming from someone who just got a USCF membership for the first time at 24... so, what do I know? =P