drunknight II: winawer reprise. Had time to look over this game this week, I have been in pennsylvania w/ my wifes laptop. In this game white falls behind in material which is natural in the winawer but then he does nothing to correct this. He should try to attack to offset this.
anyhow 10 dxc5 just looks bad. How often do you see a well played game where the guy has tripled pawns? not often. so white gives up more connected pawns. here
It looks like white misses the main line w/ 8 Bb4+ Nc6 9 Bxc6 bxc6 10 Bf4 Na3 11 exf6 Nxg4 12 Bxc7 Nxf6 this restores the material balance quickly in the game. There are several transpositions here: e..g w/ 10 exf6 Nxf6 11 Bf4 Nxg4 etc. Basically the queens come off but white has broken blacks q side pawns so the pawn situation is equal.
Perhaps white was trying to avoid simplification at this pt, well it worked for him as it turned out!
Black is ahead in material most of the game but does not attempt to trade down. 17...Bxd3 is not exchanging, it is connected whites pawns for him! White was down by 3 pawns now he is down only 1. Thanks Botwinnik!
at the end, black plays 29...b6 to exploit the pawn that is defending the B. Trouble is that this will break up the pawns in the long term. Black seems to have played carelessly with the pawns all game, first he had the advantage in pawns but didnt try to exchange, now he freely breaks them up!
31....Rb7 would be better, I think this can hold things for the time being. stops the potential passed pawn and can be used to set up ...a6.