Another Black Win

Shuffleking74

Please be relevant, helpful & nice!
Svekke

4...0-0 is bad because of 5.e5 putting your knight in a bad position. 4...d6 is recommended

5...c6 is also bad due the reason I just mentioned

Shuffleking74

Often I play d6. However, I've been bored with the same old way of things. I feel Ne8 isn't awful.

zkman
Svekke wrote:

4...0-0 is bad because of 5.e5 putting your knight in a bad position. 4...d6 is recommended

5...c6 is also bad due the reason I just mentioned


This is actually incorrect. Although the knight is temporarily "in a bad position", White is clearly overextended and after 5. ... Ne8 6. f4 d6 Black is already better! 

The middlegame looks fine. You were clearly better and converted down to a winning endgame. However, you made many simplifying moves that were not the best. Especially when you no longer had any queenside pawns, this made the task of converting to a win difficult. Remember, don't make a move because the position is "still winning", make a move to improve your position!

Shuffleking74

Thanks zkman. Yeah I was upset with myself that I made him have chances for the draw. I knew there was also nothing wrong with those early moves. I didn't even need to give back the exchange according to Fritz. I could have just played Kxf7 after he had played Bg4.

chessperson2222222

At move 73, John could have drawn with ..Ra6!!

chessperson2222222

Unconvinincing?? I put the game through stockfish

heine-borel

 Ra6 fails to equalize the position, but it gains a draw via 3 move repetition. I don't think either player was aware of this, however.

heine-borel

Chess engines generally say "draw" after clear 3 move repetitions. I'm sure that, if you put this position in at an earlier point, stockfish would say black is winning.

chessperson2222222

Yeah black was winning until 72. Rb4?? and then he was winning again