|May-07-18|| ||morfishine: Wam, bam, thank you maam|
|May-07-18|| ||Marmot PFL: Good game by the challenger. Black made quite a few strange moves, starting with 23...Nxd2 which opens a big diagonal for the WB. Later 26...g5 makes that situation even worse.|
|May-07-18|| ||BOSTER: Nice< POTD > White to play 34.|
|May-07-18|| ||Marmot PFL: My mistake, Tan is actually the champion, although lower rated than her opponent by quite a few points.|
|May-07-18|| ||tamar: "Ask me no more where Jove bestows,
When June is past, the fading rose"
|May-07-18|| ||PhilFeeley: I know it's a Trompowsky, but after move 8, it looks an awful other like a London.|
|May-08-18|| ||ajile: A White Dutch Stonewall Attack without the bad DSB. What's not to like?|
|May-08-18|| ||ajile: Pro tip - Don't leave your king on a long diagonal that could be opened soon by attack. Bd3 and (..Kh7)|
|May-08-18|| ||BOSTER: After 22...fxg4 game was equal.|
|May-08-18|| ||Whitehat1963: Nice finish!|
|May-08-18|| ||AylerKupp: <<BOSTER> After 22...fxg4 game was equal.>|
It's quite possible that this is a fairly equal position already, particularly if one considers a position to be equal if the evaluation is in the range of [ ±0.50]. According to Stockfish 9, after 22.Qg2, the top 20 possible responses by Black at d=33 had evaluations in the range [-0.27] to [+0.38] with the top Black move being 22...Qe8 (no, don't ask me to explain why). The move played, 22...cxd4, was considered 6th best by Stockfish with an evaluation of [0.00] (about as equal as they come) along with 8 other moves, and the 28...fxg4 that you suggested was considered 19th best with an evaluation of [+0.08], still pretty much the same for all practical purposes. So I don't think that Black's loss in this game can be attributed to 22...cxd4.
I personally would have played 22...c4 with the idea of following it up with ...b5 and ...b4 with pressure on the q-side to try to counter White's k-side pressure. But that's the French defense player in me. And if 23.Bxe4 then 23...fxe4 and Black will have temporary control of the f-file. The game's result might then depend on whether White's knight will be better than Black's (bad?) LSB in this type of position.
|May-08-18|| ||morfishine: <ajile> Where did you find that website 'wellwornpath'? Quite interesting reading, if I may say so myself|
|May-08-18|| ||Richard Taylor: <BOSTER: After 22...fxg4 game was equal.>|
Not sure what you mean here but around then Black should have been able to hold the position.
|May-09-18|| ||HeMateMe: textbook strategy, block the center and lock in a bishop, plan which kingside pawns to move that will pry open the opponent's kingside.|
|May-09-18|| ||BOSTER: < AylerKupp>. I agree that 22...fxg4 is not the best move.I guess that most players don't like the pos where his king under pressure.|
|May-09-18|| ||JPi: <with the top Black move being 22...Qe8 (no, don't ask me to explain why)> Maybe Qa4 then Ba6 <AylerKupp>|
|May-10-18|| ||JSYantiss: 2 different mate possibilities at game's end. Nice game.|