Originally posted by Freddie200612. Nf7+ was an improvement, try not to trade when attacking and certainly dont trade queens unless you have to or get advantage for it. If someone is under pressure you need to milk the position, increase the pressure, make them sweat, keep them on the ropes etc, dont blow your load too soon. They stand a much improved chance of making a blunder when under a great deal of pressure.
I really enjoyed this game, especially because it was quite a nice checkmate. But I thought I had something in the opening (from move 7) but no matter how much I looked at it I couldn't see a mate or move that won a piece. Did I miss something or was my search futile? Any comments/criticism on a fun game for me would be welcome.
Originally posted by Jusuhyes, 24...Bb5 is the opponent's mistake.
You had good attack but then you traded queens and got equal, maybe even slighty worse position. Luckily, your opponent blundered.