My Game-How Deflection Saves a Trapped Piece


In this short game, I played against the well-known Falkbeer Counter Gambit and encountered a simplified version of the opening. During mid-game, perhaps 9. c5 was played by my opponent to simplify the game with the idea of taking queens off the board.  However, after the absence of queens, the middle game favors me after 12. Bb4, (attacking the queen knight with the intention of messing up my pawn structure) followed by a tactical shot 13. Nb5 with the threat of forking black's rooks. The tactic of deflections and pins end the game sweetly and black resigned by move 30. No more talking; here's the actual game, enjoy and please leave some instructive comments! Cool