(1) Wood,Liz (1104) - Brown,Dean (1512) [B27]
Spring is Sprung (2), 26.04.2008
? A beautiful piece of art would have been Rb1!, a bit complex, but demonstrating a real purpose for allowing the theft of the b-pawn. Now, with some compensation, but not what could have been, White simplifies.
No explanation here.
When ahead in material, exchange the pieces off. But this bishop is not one you want to part with.
h3 was best here.
d4 would have been lovely for white here. Now Black locks up d4 with the white rooks aiming at nothing.
c8 would have been a great place for this rook.
The pawn must be pushed or lost. It takes some study to see that after 24. d5 f6 25. Rxe6 Rxe6 26. dxe6 Rxd2 27. e7+ wins for White. [24.d5
Both sides have been making very reasonable moves for a while.
White needs to remember that she's a pawn down. Thinking draw doesn't sound so bad here (Rc6).
Yes, the bishop belongs on this diagonal, not as a pretend pawnon a6. Now, should Black remove the bishops, his chances of winning would be very good.
White will regain the pawn recently lost on h3, but Black will force the exchange of bishops, which is fatal.