27 ( +1 | -1 ) thanks for the complimentThanks for the compliment zdrak, I really enjoyed playing this game with (not only against) you. I guess my 10th move was the beginning of all my problems but perhaps move 23 was the start of the even more and bigger problems. I once hope to play you again...
First, thanks for the compliment! Second, your suggestion of 24...Re4 is definitely a good move, maybe better than what I actually played, but it doesn't win outright due to 25.f4 Re2 26.Bg2 and white wards off the mate for the time being - although black has both material and positional advantage after 26...Bxf4 27.Rxf4 (forced) Qxf4
Similar is 24...Re4 25.f4 Bxf4 26.Rxf4 Rxf4.
Anyway, thanks for the comments guys, keep'em coming!
35 ( +1 | -1 ) Yeptrue, but after 27. ... Qxf4 black threatens 28. ... Nf3 (White bishop is penned) and 28. ... Qf2 at the same time, can white stop both?
28. Qf1 fails to 28. ... Rf2 followed by 29. ... Nf3 28. Qd3 is met by 28. ... Qf2 when black attacks the Bishop on g2, X-RAY attacks h2, and attacks e1 with his rook so the white queen must keep covering f1 ...
So, the question is, can white survive all that? It doesn't seem like it ...
23 ( +1 | -1 ) javelinI guess you're right and 24...Re4 does win for black - but during the game I didn't see all those lines and thus prefered the "comfortable material advantage" after Rxf3 ... and thanks for the analisys, some very interesting points there!
21 ( +1 | -1 ) thanks ....both javalin and zdrak for your analysis of the game. I tried to find some variations but the option 24. ... Re4 I would never have found by myself. I guess I leared a lot from this game.