Eastgate May Swiss
May 2-23, 2001
A complex game, which I lost due to insufficent calculation.
Also I completely missed the threat of 18. Nd7
Chessmaster prefers 25... Na6
which prevents 26. Qc7
Down the exchange and two pawns, and with queens off the board, I can probably resign here.
A flurry of exchanges and I've won a piece without realizing it. Around move 18 I realized I was up a piece, and it took me a few minutes to figure out how I had won it.
Loses a piece after the text. Black must play 15... Bxc6 right away.
A fairly even game, for the most part, but a passed pawn combined with time pressure allows White to win.
Chessmaster prefers 13... Qg6
14. Bxc6+ Nxc6 15. Qa4 Qc7 16. Rd1 Be7 17. Bd2
Chessmaster likes 29... Qa6+ here.
Giving White a passed pawn.
White goes on to win in a mutual time pressure situation1-0
Black has good pressure throughout most of this Slav, but White finds a nice tactical combination; Black later resigns after blundering his queen.
b4 is often a useful outpost for a Black piece in the Slav.