Sunday, 30 October 2011


Although I managed to win I could've won a lot easier and the amount of tactical combinations which I failed to see in this game could fill a tactics puzzle book.

Just a little calculation could've made the game so much easier,thinking about it I find these can of tactics the hardest the get right the sort where you are forced to allow your opponent a tempo during the attack.

You then have to calculate not just the effectiveness of your own combination his defence to it,
but also wheather or not he can start a attack of his own with the tempo you have given him!

So its three factors which you have to consider instead of the normal two!!

Here queen to d4 presents all sorts of threats and is by for the best move and really gives life to the possibility of a discovered attack against the king 17. Qd4 b6 18. Bxb6 Qc6 19. Bc5 Bd7 20. Bb5 Qd5 21. Qxd5 exd5 22. Bxd7 Ke7

In this position for example a simple winning move would have been Rf2...trapping the queen ..

In this position bishop d7 with the following 27. Bd7 f5 28. Bxe6+ Kxe6 29. Qb6+ Kf7 30. Qf6+ Ke8 31. Qxh8 Qd7 32. Qxh7 Qxa4 33. Bxe7 Qd4+ 34. Rf2 Bxe7 35.

I also missed mating combinations on moves 32 33 34 and 36 although in my defence they were complicated and long combinations...