just another rook trade


Here's another game where I traded my rook for two minor pieces to start a kingside attack.  I would like some help as my play is not that flawless.  Please help me see my mistakes.  Thank you.



21.Kh1 Qa5 22.Qg3 ( 22.c4 Qb4 23.Qe2 Re5 24.Bf4 Re6 25.Bd2 Qb6 26.Ba5 Qc6 27.Nd2 Rce8 28.Re1 f5 { I don't know... Not extremely comfortable for black, but not losing either } ) 22...Re6 23.Bf4 ) 18.Nd5! { Taking advantage of the situation }

thnx kevin, I analysed your annotation.  I noticed that 21...Qa5 was a mistake since the Queen on a5 can be captured there by the Knight 22.Nxa5, thus 22.Qg3 only returned the favor.  Anyway, I appreciate the annotation, it's very nice.  It shows you know how to make annotations, which I myself am still working on.
tonydal wrote:

Where I come from, we call that winning two minor pieces for a rook...

3 + 3 > 5.  In my years of playing chess, I don't feel comfortable losing my rook for two minor pieces.  Now I'm trying to get out of this stigma, for the sake of active play.