Originally posted by beauroberts
I thought I played a very strong game and did everything correctly. I though my opening was sound and that most of the game I dominated the center and the game for that matter.
Can someone take a look at this game and tell me what went wrong and when it went wrong. When was my biggest blunder.
I really thought I had him.
wasn't good - the whole point of your previous move was to hit the Rook on c6 with the Bg2. By trading the Bishop, you lose that pressure. Correct is 23.Nxe4!
As others have pointed out, 25.d4??
was a blunder that lost a piece for no reason. You can have all the center control you want, but if you make moves like this, it won't matter.
And why did you play 40.Qxd7+
, giving up a Queen for a Rook?