Originally posted by yashinI think 28. Bxa6 is perfectly playable but Rxd6 is stronger as it unblocks the d-pawn, gives the rook full use of the 6th rank (which later allows Qh6!!). Also, black still has to use tempi if he wants to hang onto the a6 pawn, white uses the slight breathing space to rustle up a decisive attack (Qd3 and Qh6). I dare say Tal would have won with your move too though...
What a great game man.
What is your opinion about 28. Bxa6.
Winning your bishop back and threatening the queen in many ways (28 ... Qa7? 29. Bxc8! wins the rook as well) (28. ... Qb8 Rxc8). It seems like only Qe7 is possible.