Originally posted by Goshen
I recently finished a game with a much highly rated player. Due to my irrational and baseless petrification for a back rank mate (plus the fact that even if I drew, I would still get rating points) I offered a draw since I saw I had a possible perpetual if black didn't want to lose a rook.
However, I could have cleanly forced the win at move 22 (the move I p ...[text shortened]... . Any further comments are welcome.
The pgn doesn't seem to work.
Originally posted by GoshenLol, yes but i got it for different reasons, for example it is obvious that black is essentially playing a rook down, although its on the board, therefore the f pawn cannot be held, my idea was doubling rooks on the f file and bringing the queen to the same file. I have checked it with an engine and its nearly correct, but not quite, the real move is the beautiful
Thanks Robbie! Actually it's move 23 not 22. Can you see it? Plus analysis please. Also the final position of the actual game. Can you point out white's win?
Originally posted by GoshenYou should not be too hard on yourself Goshen , you played very bravely indeed! I
Yes Robbie! We see this all the time in master games. Doubling or even tripling on a file. I should have thought of it. I was a pawn down and all I could think of was getting it back.
Originally posted by robbie carrobieBut in my game do you think it was a mistake? Black had a chronic lack of development so I didn't mind trading. Plus after bxc3 his bishop is hemmed in. Also, my knight was attacked twice. Didn't really know where to put it and still retain some semblence of control over the position.
it can be a positional mistake to take the queens knight on c6 with your knight , for
it means that black gets a huge pawn centre, in this instance your opponent never went for it but
recaptured with his queen instead, but just something to keep in mind
Originally posted by greenpawn34so after
I stopped here.
[fen]rnb2k1r/1p1p1ppp/p3p3/3nP3/3N2Q1/2qBB3/P1P2PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 12[/fen]
You played 12.Rae1.
OK it's a move but it's too cosy and cute for me.
And anyway I might want that Rook on b1.
This lad has Nicked a pawn in the opening, stuck his Queen in my half
of the board, he is undeveloped and will be playing witho ...[text shortened]... ash through. You can find all the smashes yourself. Qc5 then Bxe6 or Qd6 then Nf5.} [/pgn]