Wild game that ended in defeat

chessperson2222222

 

Colingohmann98

at move 34 I think you missed the opportunity to start pushing the b pawn down the board in an attempt support the a pawn. if you can achieve that you've pretty much won. but after you allowed the bishop to block the pawn and white rook became active it was drawish at best. btw I was thinking of learning the english as an alternate to the queens gambit which I always play. do you like it? what kind of success have you have with it?

JonathanB
Colingohmann98 wrote:

at move 34 I think you missed the opportunity to start pushing the b pawn down the board in an attempt support the a pawn. if you can achieve that you've pretty much won. but after you allowed the bishop to block the pawn and white rook became active it was drawish at best. btw I was thinking of learning the english as an alternate to the queens gambit which I always play. do you like it? what kind of success have you have with it?

I like the English a lot - I seem to often get interesting games such as this one. I learned it several years back watching 2 tremendous DVDs by GM Simon Williams. 

chessperson2222222

JonathanB wrote:

Colingohmann98 wrote:

at move 34 I think you missed the opportunity to start pushing the b pawn down the board in an attempt support the a pawn. if you can achieve that you've pretty much won. but after you allowed the bishop to block the pawn and white rook became active it was drawish at best. btw I was thinking of learning the english as an alternate to the queens gambit which I always play. do you like it? what kind of success have you have with it?

I like the English a lot - I seem to often get interesting games such as this one. I learned it several years back watching 2 tremendous DVDs by GM Simon Williams. 

yeah, I missed that opportunity.

pfren

Can you explain the logic behind the move 9...dxc4?

 

It makes no sense to me. Usually Black takes at c4 to avoid an IQP after an eventual ...c5 or ...e5- but here there is no such case in sight.

BlueKnightShade

Seems as if both players missed that white could take a rook in move 22 and game over. It is not mentioned in the annotations. Well, white could also had taken the black queen in move 21, but that gave black some counter attack possibilities although they don't seem to be that strong. In next move black was really lucky regarding the rook. It goes like this:

20... Kd6 21. Qxd8+ Why not Bxd8? I suppose because of 21... Rc1+. Winning the black rook next move is a very clear win.

21... Rxd8 22. O-O? Here I was looking at the position for a while in order to find out whether there was a good reason not to take the rook by playing 22. Bxd8. I couldn't find a good reason.

22... Rg8 and the rook and the game was saved (at least for the time being).

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EDIT: Above is flawed. Look at this post which was posted as post number 8:

ReeBlender wrote:

22 Bxd8?? a1=Q+ and white can resign. Same idea with 21 Bxd8, though the consequences aren't as severe (I haven't looked through all the lines, but white still stands to lose material.)

SSvenGrabar

thats actually a really cool opening

ReeBlender

22 Bxd8?? a1=Q+ and white can resign. Same idea with 21 Bxd8, though the consequences aren't as severe (I haven't looked through all the lines, but white still stands to lose material.)

BlueKnightShade
ReeBlender wrote:

22 Bxd8?? a1=Q+ and white can resign. Same idea with 21 Bxd8, though the consequences aren't as severe (I haven't looked through all the lines, but white still stands to lose material.)

Oh you are right. How could I miss that?