OK, for this game I'm going to do the analysis in fens and small pgns first to give you an alternative view after morgski's analysis. Then finish with the complete pgn:
VelvetEars vs morgski: The Infernal Bishops - other titles (we end up spending most of the game thinking of possible titles) included: The bishops of death, Fianchettod to Death and (to add some sex appeal to the title) The Buxom Bishops. This is a game where at one point, we both have a set of powerful bishops with which to cause problems.
This game starts with a fairly standard opening:
But standard ain't really my style so I go off the rail with b5:
Allowing me to develop my c1 bishop with tempo, trying to get a lead in development at the cost of a pawn. We go on and I get myself into a little trouble by managing to pin my own bishop
So time to throw the boat out and sac my bishop with Nb5?! - dubious, but fun
morgski takes the bishop and I develop my other knight:
I'm now threatening his queen with Rb1, so he makes a jailbreak with Qb4 and I take the hanging pawn with Nxc7. Morgski's now plays Kd7?. In my opinion his best defence here is Kd8, to which I'll follow up with Qd3:
And I have no idea what morgski will do here, Rb8 will be followed with Nd5 or Rab1 and who knows what will happen next! However, instead of playing Kd8, morgski plays Kd7 allowing me in:
So right now, things look good, but morgski has loads of counterplay and I lose my knight on a8, so I'm 2 rooks vs. 3 minor pieces which I've never been up against before. This game becomes really tactical now, we each make lots of small moves trying to gain a small edge, and it comes to a climax where all the pieces crowd around the e-file with me to play here:
I have to do something about the e3 bishop anchored into position, so I play Rxe3 stopping the threat of dxe4. We trade down to this position:
and the game ends up in a draw, with his queenside dominance a match for my kingside dominance. So a game of mistakes for both players which ended up with the spoils shared. The full pgn is below.
So in the end a game we could both had won, I played many mistakes once I was in to let morgski back into the game.
Also, if anyone's still reading at this point and wants me to annotate a game of mine which is in the final phases of a Bertin gambit please let me know. For those of you who don't know the Bertin gambit, white sacs 3 pawns and defends against black behind one of his own pawns: