In one of my earlier posts regarding Fritz 11, drunknknite spotted my error and corrected it. I had inadvertently keyed in the wrong move which explains why Fritz 11 went zonkers.
I apologise to everyone all around and would like to express my utmost thanks to drunknknite.
I've received dk-transformation 's excellent GM database and have finally gotten around to dissecting this wonderful database. It's quite mind-boggling, to say the least and clearly can only get better as dk-transformation continues to update it. My hats off to him for an incredible job!
My current rating on FICS is around 1300-1350 and on the basis of the following play, you can see why.
I have identified my weakness and that is tactics. In this game, despite this strong attack, I actually lost the game in the end because after this, I made not one, not two, not three but FOUR weak moves which basically erased any advantage I had.
In this position after 18... Nge7, White to play and win. I failed to find the correct combination and was severely punished for it and rightly so, I might add!
Can you find the strongest move?
Answer can be found by highlighting between the brackets.
[ It is checkmate in 8 moves. The beauty of this is to sacrifice your Knight.
19.Nc5+ dxc5 20.Nxe5+ Ke8 21.Qa4+ Nc6 22.Qxc6+ and Black cannot stop mate. If 20... Kd6 21.Nxf7+ Kd7 22.Qa4+ Nc6 23.Qxc6+ Ke7 24.Qe6#]