Tuesday, 2 January 2007

Christmas Chess

I think I have taken my eye off the ball in the match I posted on back in November. And the worst of it is that I chickened out of the complications following Glenford's offer of a bishop on move 26 (which is not like me), and then wasted time on move 29. Bf4 was very thoughtless and just enabled Black to close off the kingside; I had to play hxg6 to at least give some play on the h-file - now it's White who is really struggling...

26. dxe5 Bxe5!?
27. f5!? Bxg3+
28. Kxg3 Ne5
29. Bf4!? g5!
30. Be3 h6
31. Rhf1 Ne8
32. Nd4