Originally posted by Ragwort
Here's a recently finished Grunfeld for you. It was book (MCO 15) until white's 10th move. I have the sense that I faffed about with the Queen too much and ended up dropping a piece. I was able to recover it but the endgame was lost.
Thanks Ragwort. I like 10. Bb3 better for white because of how painful Kf1 can be having no h1 rook available. That said, the BE5 is a simple exchange that I should try more often since blacks bishop is often his primary piece. I think Qf3 and Qxb7was a little too ambitious for white but you failed to exploit. I believe blacks 23rd move is teh turning point. Instead of Rc7 I would try Rf-d8, the point being that whites king is still trapped and you will lift the d-rook instead.
23.... Rfd8 24. Ke2 Rxc4 25. Qxc4 Qd2# or white can put up more resistance with
23.... Rfd8 24. Ke2 Rxc4 25. Rhd8 Rc2+ 26. Rxc2 Qxd1+ winning a rook
of course white should avoid Ke2 so perhaps
23.... Rfd8 24. g3 Rd6 and black will at least win back his missing piece.
No engines were used so I suggest double checking my analysis.