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  1. 14 Jun '07 14:45
    I lost this game, but I was wondering if some of the higher rated people look at it and give me some pointers as to where I went wrong. I feel I had a large advantage until about 3 to 5 moves before I resigned, so I am curious as to what i missed.

    Game 3683548
  2. 14 Jun '07 14:56 / 1 edit
    After 21. ... Kc7 the black bishop on e7 is under defended and you could have won it with 22. g3. I know you were after the king at that stage, but I don't think you can checkmate him straight away, and winning a piece instead is a good consolation prize.
  3. 14 Jun '07 14:58
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    After 21. ... Kc7 the black bishop on e7 is under defended and you could have won it with 22. g3. I know you were after the king at that stage, but I don't think you can mate the king, and winning a piece instead is a good consolation prize.
    Wow I missed that one, thanks. And yeah I think I became too focused on the king. I thought after Ba6 he either had to sac his rook or move back to the center of the board where I had mate threats.... I completely missed him being able to go to b8... was a bad mental block
  4. 16 Jun '07 16:32 / 1 edit
    1. Bxa7+ Kxa7
    2. Qd2 Kxa6
    3. Rc7
    and you still have a fighting chance.