I see RJ is displaying the symptoms for Foot in the Mouth Disease again.
Looked at the game. (although this game will play a minor part it kicked off an
idea so the next blog is sorted - Thank You.)
In the game itself ...Let's have a look.
patrickrutgers stop thinking of checks as cheques and cashing them in right away.
Think Dive Bombers!
Twice you had a chance to launch a Dive Bomber but you cashed your cheque instead.
(sometimes the cheques bounce - here you were cruising but headed in stormy waters.)
White played 16.Bxe6+ OK it's not wrong but Nxe6 turning the Knight into
a Dive Bomber (threatening a discovered check) was IMO better.
After 16.Bxe6+ Kh8.
White has won his piece but it's Black who is threatening things. Bxf4 or g5.
You have scored a goal and given them back the ball.
In the game you spotted the threat and played 17.Qd7.
(defending a piece with a Queen in the heart of the Black camp)
Black could have won back the piece with Bxf4. I'm not sure you can take
that back. exf4 (then Rad8) or gxf4 (which let's in Qh5+ as well) and Black is looking OK.
Anyway it's looks messy. White has some mines to avoid.
However After 16.Nxe6
You have scored a goal but you are also keeping the ball at your feet.
White has the threats. Not Black and it's not looking messy.
Next. This one is trifling but for the record.
White played 23.Bxf6+ forcing 23...Rxf6 and White is 2 pieces up.
White is threatening Checkmate in one. (threats....patrickrutgers...it's all about threats.)
You will still end up two pieces up. If Black prevents the mate by Kg7 or pushing
the h-pawn the Dive Bomber will pick the f8 Rook only this time you keep
Mr Magnificent on the board. The b2 Bishop.