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zdrak ♡ 31 ( +1 | -1 )
An interesting game Here's a well-contested game I recently completed: board #400421

Although not entirely free of errors (by both sides, I admit) it was nevertheless a fascinating struggle from opening to endgame. Also a tip of the hat to my opponent is in order ...
nightwalker ♡ 24 ( +1 | -1 )
Cool Nice game you played a Leningrad Dutch Defence I think it is called?
I knew white was going to get hurt after the knight landed on h3 and got taken.
demuziekdoos ♡ 27 ( +1 | -1 )
thanks for the compliment Thanks 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...
javelin ♡ 50 ( +1 | -1 )
Nice game! Great attack for black! Reminds me of 19th century play :)

Interesting might have been:

24. ... Re4

As far as I can see, white has no satisfying reply ...

25. f4 Re2 26. Qxe2 Nxe2 and white cannot contain the position. Black threatens a fork with 27. ... Ng3+ but also has the nice 27. ... Nxf4


25. Rf2 Qxf2 26. Qg1 Re2 (after a few moves you're a minor piece and probably a couple of pawns ahead and your pieces are well developed, easily winning the endgame)


25. Qd2 Re2 26. Rf2 Qxf2

And if white plays any of the following, black has an easy mate ...
25. h3
25. Qc2
25. Qe2
zdrak ♡ 44 ( +1 | -1 )

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!

javelin ♡ 35 ( +1 | -1 )
Yep true, 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 ...
javelin ♡ 10 ( +1 | -1 )
And 28. Qg1 also fails to 28. ... Nf3 with 29 Bxf3 Qxf3+ and white loses the queen. And 29. Bf1 loses to Rxh2
zdrak ♡ 23 ( +1 | -1 )
javelin I 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!
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demuziekdoos ♡ 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.