Losing the Centre (And My Wits)

Jan 14, 2008, 9:18 PM |

Lulled into security by some questionable development by white, I let him gain positional superiority.  A couple of blunders do the rest.

























To be honest, for most of this game, I thought I was doing well and I thought if I could quietly keep improving my position while choking off white's lanes I had the win in the bag.  21...Ne4?... one simple (and simply wrong) move and everything falls apart and I find myself in the ocean without a lifejacket, grabbing onto anything to keep me afloat.  Any additional (constructive) comments are most welcome and appreciated.