Originally posted by @vanderveldeYep, simple now I see it, always frustrating to not see it until later on...
Originally posted by @vanderveldeDo I suck because I thought your answer was a jike then had to think about it for a few seconds?
Originally posted by @laskerianIs yours:
The move Qd6 had such a cramping effect on black's position that I considered it to completely worth the b2 pawn and went for it. But I missed a quite simple tactic.
[fen]2br1rk1/3pnppp/2n1pq2/1BN5/4P3/4B3/PP1Q1PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 18[/fen]
Originally posted by @64squaresofpainYes it is, well done! Now another question (Actually asking your opinion):
Is yours: ...
Originally posted by @eladarOf course not. Many such tactics become obvious after you figure them out and after that you always wonder why you couldn't spot them immediately.
Do I suck because I thought your answer was a jike then had to think about it for a few seconds?
The answer, yes, yes it does.
Originally posted by @laskerianOn my phone so not sure, but after Qe5 don't you have Nd3 with tempo hitting the Queen, she moves elsewhere then u can play BxR?
Yes it is, well done! Now another question (Actually asking your opinion): [hidden] After (1- Bxc6 Nxc6 2-Bg5), black could play Qe5 and go after my knight instead of my bishop. Then, after saving my bishop, black could play d5 and free his position and get some counter-play. Although I admit I didn't see this line, but If I had seen it, I might still have played Qed6 to keep black at bay. What would you have done? [/hidden]
Originally posted by @64squaresofpainI think I would lose my rather important e4 pawn for nothing then. It also blocks my queen.
On my phone so not sure, but after Qe5 don't you have Nd3 with tempo hitting the Queen, she moves elsewhere then u can play BxR?
Originally posted by @laskerianI see, well it's still an exchange win, you play BxR, he plays QxN
I think I would lose my rather important e4 pawn for nothing then. It also blocks my queen.
Originally posted by @64squaresofpainYes, they are all good points. Thank you very much!
I see, well it's still an exchange win, you play BxR, he plays QxN
then immediately you play Bc7 looking to land a Bishop fork on d6.
Your Rooks are also much more mobile, so should be comfortable enough to play for win.
EDIT: And I'd say those connected passed pawns on the Queenside are much more significant than e4
Originally posted by @moonbusEDIT: nevermind, KnightxRook isn't available due to that wobbly back rank!
I missed mate in two on move 12, which greenpawn pointed out to me later.
I still managed to mate on move 18 though.
[Black "Tshotsho Khalapa"]
[BlackE ...[text shortened]... e7 b5 14. Ba4b3 Ke8xe7 15. Qh5xf7 Ke7d8 16. Qf7xf6 Kd8e8 17. Bb3f7 Ke8f8 18. Bc1h6 1-0
Originally posted by @64squaresofpain12. NxR (instead of RxB+) is killer. It threatens mate on f7 next move. Black's pieces are pinned, he's helpless.
EDIT: nevermind, KnightxRook isn't available due to that wobbly back rank!