Originally posted by twincamracing
hi, i am new here, have not played in about 10 years and even back then i was not good.
played this game recently.
game is a draw (hehe)
question is there a stage in the game where i (white) could have won it?
I think you lost your way from about move 8. At that stage you were OK but then seemed too inclined to swop off pieces needlessly and eventually just blundered it all away.
Instead of b4 try Be3 followed by 0-0 - Re1. b4 creates a weak backward c pawn. After BXN, cXB would probably be better than QXB as you get rid of that backward pawn and get an imposing pawn centre.