Originally posted by Eric LeFavour
Does anyone see a way I could have pulled this off. This game is eternal and Im sure I could have done something earlier in the game. Im really asking about the endgame patterns. Bare in mind, I am not a good player. That is why I am asking for advice.
First of all,try to use your pieces instead of your pawns.11 pawn moves in the first 14 moves is way too much.
You're probably sick and tired of hearing this but it really makes a big difference.
All right,in this game the pawn moves worked.You were on top of things until 27....,Ne5?It's a tough position,no shame in losing track.
Position after white's 27th move
I worked out this line 27....,Bxe2 28.Nxe2,axb4 29.axb4,Rxa1 30.Bxa1,Qh3 31.Bd4,Qd7 32.Bxb6,Qd6 33.Bc5,Qxf6 34.Rxf6,Nf5 The idea behind all of this is to trade down and swap queens so you can untangle your pieces and carry on still being a piece up.
Position after white's 34th move
You could've won his queen or mated
34...,c5+ 35.bxc5,Nc6+ 36.Qxc6,Kxc6 or 36.Kxd5,Qe6 checkmate
Move 35,now it's forced mate in 3
35...,c5+ 36.bxc5,bxc5+ 37.Kxc5,Qe3 checkmate
At move 36 you could still win the queen with the same c5+ idea.
At move 37 you could've tried
37....,exd3+ 38.Ne4,Nd2 although it's a crazy position and I've no idea who's better.
After 37....,Nf5 I think it's completely busted.
No idea what you mean by "the endgame patterns",to me the game never reached the endgame stage.