Please refer to Game 1612392
. I was able to hang on for a draw, but I nevertheless blundered with 26...b5. I did a mini-analysis after the game, and I post it for your review as well:
10... Qa5 was a silly threat, but I felt he weakened by avoiding the more traditional retreat of Nb3. This would have offered Nxe4 with a discovered attack on his pinned C3 knight.
14... Na5 is a little dubious, but I wanted to own c4. Why c4? I had three attacks, and he has only one defender. I wanted an eventual Nc4 with a fantastic queenside post if he advanced his b pawn.
14. Ng5. I did see that g5 was weak, but I saw no move that would improve it. I expected him to take his post with a looming threat.
15... Bc4. Simply attempting to capitalize on my ownership of c4. I decided to attack with my bishop for a few reasons: One, it pins his bishop to his rook, so he won't retreat; two, I reasoned that an eventual Nxc4 would achieve a nice post for my knight as I had wanted. of course the anticipated white move b3 would compromise that post, so I'd have to deal with that.
24...Ne5. I thought this was a rather dubious move on my part.
26...d5?? A tactical blunder. I made this move with haste, but I made sure that it was properly defended; it was, but I didn't anticipate 27. Qd2 introducing another attacker, and my pinned knight has nowhere to go.
I was frustrated after 26...d5, so I decided to unleash a pawn storm on his for a few reasons: One, I have the pawn majority; two, I have substantially more space with my pawns; three, I wanted to take advantage of his likely psychological state of a won-game.
Any other thoughts? How would you classify my blunder anyway? Any key errors that I missed? Thanks!