OK all, please critique my game below. I'm white. Strong (compared to me ~1400) opponent as black (USCF 2074).
First I have a question from a particular position (immediately below). White to move.
I chose 30. e5 Nf7 31. Rde1. My opponent suggested that Rde1 was a mistake. It was a quick conversation, so I didn't fully grasp his point. Aside from the retrospectively obvious problem with black 31. ..f4 I'm not sure I see the issue. I give away the d file and limit that rook's mobility. He said leaving the rook on d was better. Thoughts beyond that?
For the rest of the game, I was surprised that he dropped a pawn so easily. I know that move 20 was a mistake from me. I should have played 20. Nxe4 ... he could have won my knight with h6 or f6.