Could I have won?

Tumbleweed

Hello, I've just signed up to the free chess server (Freechess.org), this is one of my first games. I've been playing chess on and off since I was 13 but I've only really had a chess computer to play against on a regular basis (Which takes an hour to move on any difficulty setting above stupid). I've been playing on yahoo alot recently but I often find I lose because of slips of concentration. I drew this match but I believe I could have won. Any Ideas?

maagard
on move 32 you could have your bottom rooke over two spaces to the right and then you could have had a good chance at a forced mate or even a forfite
erik
you should have played your other rook to f7 on move 32!
SonofPearl
Once you got down to King and Rook against King and Knight it is a bit tricky to win, but it is possible.  You have to try to separate your opponent's King and Knight and trap the Knight.
vinodagnihotri

Initially when I looked at the game I stopped just when you played 32. Rdf7 and thought 32. Rff7 threatening Rxg7+ could have lead to checkmate.  After I tried the moves on the board, I couldn't figure out any combination to checkmate the black. Draw after 3 repititions seems to be the only option unless White ventures into the other moves trying to capture the pawn on "h5" which becomes a threat for promotion.

If anyone can figure out the checkmate combination for White by playing 32.Rff7, please share...

vinodagnihotri

Initially when I looked at the game I stopped just when you played 32. Rdf7 and thought 32. Rff7 threatening Rxg7+ could have lead to checkmate.  After I tried the moves on the board, I couldn't figure out any combination to checkmate the black. Draw after 3 repititions seems to be the only option unless White ventures into the other moves trying to capture the pawn on "h5" which becomes a threat for promotion.

If anyone can figure out the checkmate combination for White by playing 32.Rff7, please share...

evilbreath

well probably Rf7 was a good move there but..yeah sure you could have perhaps...but predominantly it's so fascinating that the knight was in it's amor with whites king..

cjxchess17

On move 41 you should have played 41.h4! If black responds with 41...b3 just play 42.h5! and after 42...b2 play 43.Rb8! b1=Q+ (forced) 44.Rxb1 and it's checkmate in a few moves.

Rat1960

I would have played 5. Nxe5

7. Nxe5 d5xBc4?? 8. QxQ+ KxQ 9. Nxf7+
7. Nxe5 Nxe4 8. Re1 0-0 9. RxN d5xBc4 (... d5xRe4 ; Bxf7+ Kh8; Qh5 Bf5 ; Ng6+ )
Basically winning.

9. Nxe5 (at last)

10. NxBg4 NxNg4 11. e4xd5 c6xd5 12. Bxd5
That is two pawns up.

11. Bxf7+ Kf8 12. Qc4 Re7 13. Be3

16. f5 I would have gone with 16. Be3
You have it won by a mile anyway.

17. c4, what. surely 17. Bf4 since you just cleared this square for the bishop
18. Re1?? again Be3

This has fallen apart moves 16,17,18.
18. ... a5 ?? (...Nxb3)

 

Rat1960

Oh this is 2007, sigh.

ghost_of_pushwood

He was here as late as 2010. happy.png

gf3

Its now 2027; whoa man a thread from '19.  wish we could go back to v5.

ghost_of_pushwood

Image result for rod taylor time machine

chesstown21

On move 52, you Ke6, which loses the pawn. What you should've done was push up the pawn, threaten promotion, and soon your rook will help you to victory. Knights are tricky; don't let them fork ya 

ghost_of_pushwood

OP, perhaps one of your descendants can make use of this advice!

BeingTooHonest
Rat1960 wrote:

Oh this is 2007, sigh.

 

Sad boi moments.

EnPassantfrey
To much blunders both side!!