Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
. . . Diagram 6
. . . White to move. Here I took back with the king, consciously stepping into a pin. I completely overlooked that white can take with his rook first. I calculated that when he took with the pawn, I had a discovered attack. Diagram 5
. . . Black to move. Here I played h6. I had seen the pin along the c-file before, but I forgot to check it in a new situation.
. . White to move. Here I designed a combination based on the discovered attack against Bb7. I thought queentrade and a wining endgame was unavoidable. What I missed is that after the pawnpush d6 black can take back with c7, thus covering the bishop with the queen.
My opponent has just played dxc4. I played Nxc4, missing that he then could win a piece with a simple tactic. Cost: at least 0.5 point since I had just declined a drawoffer. White is somewhat better here.