Originally posted by ResigningSoon
20...Nh7 21.Rb1 Rc8 22.Rb3 Nf8 23.Rhb1 ...
20...Ne8 21.Rb1 Rc8 22.Rb3 d5 23.exd5 Nd6 24.Bf4 Ba4
Something concrete at least. Please improve.
I still like the second line, but either looks fine. I'm having problems finding a plan after the first line, but we should probably try to avoid 24.Rb7.
In your second line after 24.Bf4 I think we have a big shot with 24...Nb5! There are quite a few lines to calculate but I think we come out way ahead in all of them.
So... [b]21.Rb1 Rc8 22.Rb3 d5 23.exd5 Nd6 24.Bf4 Nb5! [b/]
25.Rxb5 Qxf4 26.Rd1 Bxb5; we win
or 25.cxb5 Qxc3+ 26.Rxc3 Bxd4; we win
or 25.Qd2 Nxd4 26.Bxc7 Nxb3+ 27.Kb1 Nxd2+; we win
or 25.Qe3 Nxd4 26.Bxc7 Nxc2+ wins the queen next move and the game
Maybe 25.Qd3 is better, but we have at least 25...Qxf4 which should win also.
Let me know if I've missed something though-it's a tactical mess! : )