Originally posted by John Hunter
Perhaps QxRe8 would have been a better move? Game 7125501
No No No. On move 26, you are up a Queen and two pawns for nothing! The Hummer should be purring quite nicely.
Why did you play 26.Be2, just giving a piece away? g3 and Bg2 would have got him into the game.
That's really all you had to do to win ... just find a way to develop your Rooks and Bishop.
Here are some more improvements to your play.
27.Rd2 - challenge the enemy Rook; don't let him sit in a dominant position
28.Rd2 - even more necessary now that Black's double-attacking c2
30.Qc1 - A sad necessity, but white must give back material to survive. He still has a material advantage even after losing the Queen for a Rook.
31.Ka1 - Much better than Kc1 which just walked into mate in 1. White may still lose, but he makes Black work harder to find the win.