Games
[Event "Durham Congress"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.04.17"] [Round "5"] [White "M.Seeber"] [Black "CS"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B05"] [WhiteElo "159"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "3r2k1/rp1qnpbp/p3pnp1/2Pp4/1P1P2P1/2N1B2P/P2Q1PBK/2R2R2 w - - 0 22"] [PlyCount "11"] 22. Qc2 {For some reason I thought I was much worse here and felt like I needed to 'free' my position. My assesment was that white's Queenside pawns would eventually break through and I'd lose in a horrible passive fashion! I thought I'd seen the weakness on d4, so I'll open up the game and leave white b pawn weak to boot... right? Er, yeah right lets do it!} Ne4 $2 { Luckily for me Martin played...} 23. Rcd1 {I analysed} (23. Nxe4 dxe4 24. Qxe4 {thinking I can get out of any nasty pins via a check on c7} Bxd4 25. Bxd4 Qxd4 {but had completely overlooked the possibility of} 26. Rcd1 $1 {forcing} Qxd1 27. Rxd1 Rxd1 {Leaving white with a winning position, or at the very least a big advantage.}) 23... Nxc3 24. Qxc3 Raa8 25. Rfe1 Rdc8 26. Qb3 b5 27. Bf1 (27. cxb6 Qd6+ 28. Kg1 Qxb6 29. a3 Nc6 30. Qd3 $11 {The game peetered out into a pawn locked endgame and a draw after 34 moves.}) 1/2-1/2