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I used to be a good attacker. Now I just get into a winning position and somehow blow it. Oh well. Any insights are greatly appreciated
At move 18 I think your rook sacrifice was incorrect and I agree with you on move 16 that hxg3 was better but after you sacrificed your rook I think things just went down hill from there better was Qh7
Oh and by the way what was the time control?
ugg...yes very simple. I just thought I was mating with the rook sack so didnt look any farther. I was trying to make bxc4 work b4 I moved on interesting I ddin't even look at g2.
On move 18, you should have played Queen to h7. It's impossible to stop mate on h2 in a couple moves.
haha...so sad. Lets just say I was tired
You missed 20.... Qh3+ instead of Qh2, followed by 21.Kf3 Bg4 and g2 discovered check.
Overall I found the game play to be haphazzard and no time spent in building a strong base for a more organized attack. In response to seeing variations that could have lead to a win for Black (I am assuming you played Black, from the responses so far), I see 18. ... Bg4 a premove to your move variation giving you a stronger attack. The Bishop attacks White's Rook on d1, hence forcing it to move. There isn't much of a defense, as 19.f3 results in 19. ... Bxf3, and now both White's Rook on d1 and Knight on e4 are under attack, and you don't have to sacrifice your Rook to check White's King. If White makes even the worse blunder of going for the fork, i.e. 19. Nxf6, then what ensues is an exchange to your advantage i.e. 19. ...Bxd1 20. Nxd7 Bxb3 21. axb3 Rxd7 (if instead 20. Qxd1 Qd4 and now White's pawn on f2 is under attack at the same time as the Knight on f6, if White tries to save his Knight, you have checkmate by your Queen via White's f2 pawn). Now suppose White realized all this and decided to move his Rook (the safest move), i.e. 19. Rd2 or Re1 then what follows is a forced checkmate 19. ... Rh1+ 20. Kxh1 Qh7+ 21. Kg2 Qh2# as now your Bishop is stopping White's King from escaping.
I see 19. Bg2 in response stopping any checkmate by Queen on h7 ( 19. ... Qh2+ 20. Kf2 escapes as Black's Queen can't go to h1)
dats not d final answer der r 2 mate threats Qh2 and Qh1.but then Bg2 by white.........
note that material is dead equal
Even after the Rook sac, 20. ... Bg4 looks interesting.
21.fxg3 could be winning for white after 20...Bg4
Mmmm... yeah. The error was earlier than that, then.
He missed his chance when he played 20.....Qh2+.
Qh3 wins quickly.
White was better for most of the game and should have been looking to open lines on the queenside to dull your impending attack. As such, white went astray with Qb3, instead e3 forces open lines in all variations and white is better in an exciting double edged game. As to your attack, I would have opened lines as early as possible with 15.. hxg3 with an easily won position. Won't give all the analysis, but white would not have been able to play 16. hxg3 because black mates quickly with 16.. Rh1+, 17. Bxh1 Qh7
Mark, h3 played a move earlier looks good, otherwise the king can block.
18..g2 or Bh3 don't work well due to Nc5.
after e3 be5 I don't really see where whites attack is. I still have a lot of pieces coming at the white king....
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