very good game ;)
Great game, well done for surviving that long and for your sportsmanship. I might start using the Sicilian dragon after seeing this.
Good game! Here's my analysis:
Edit: The Qa5 seems like a good move but not was the OP's annotation not mine I was puzzled when I saw it and went, "Huh? Why would I ever think that's bad?" I checked his post and that's where it came from.
Great game!!! You were good, friend.
^^ Turns out the computer does indeed find a way to refute the sac;
I underestimated white defensive abilities:
after Qg5 Qd4 c3 (I missed this) Qd3 and now the simple Re1 e6 Qe3 takes all the sting and the fun out of blacks position.
Still though, I turns out that a fair bit of the analysis is actually quite sound. (although Rd5 doesnt deserve double exclams, after whites g4 its simply equal...my bad).
Thank you guys for the analysis and your comments. Appreciated!
I thought f6 looked a bit suspect at first but the computer didn't swing in its evaluation. In this case it would be psychologically brilliant as it would force white to find a refutation that isn't there. Though yeah all pawn moves are critical as they permanently change the nature of the position.
My original criticism of the move was that it weakens g6 making h5 or h6 not viable for some time. In the event of e5 the queen is on the second rank and could parry checks though looks a little too open for me. My plan from here as black would be to occupy a central square with the queen, keep the king away from checks, force a favorable queen trade if possible, improve little by little and advance pawns when I can. Remember, the e-pawn is the critical potential passer.
Which was the best move for white instead of 10.exd5?
10.ed is theory
10. exd5 is ok
11. Nxd5 Nxd5 ?!
better would be 11. Nxd5 Nxc6 12.Bd4 and the exchange sac of the rook in this line should be declined by white . you can watch the fighting dragon series on chess.com ... nice video series .
I've played blitz in this variation before. black sacs a rook but eventually white has to give up his Q for a rook. Eventually a 2R v. Q eventually which according to some masters is =+, but White has the most practical chances.
I always forget the mainline and allow d5, so I have to study those things, u know.