It’s a long time since I played against English. So, I got it on Thursday, here is the game. I was OK after the opening, then my 22… Ra7 was a mistake, I didn’t like my rook standing on h1-a8 diagonal, but even Ra6 was better. He didn’t find the best moves and then made a crucial mistake with 33. Qf3. Of course, I considered 33… Rc3 and saw that I win ย a rook, but I thought that I can’t stop the “d” pawn from queening after that. Houdini showed me that I could. It was my chance to win the game. Instead of it I made a losing move, but he didn’t see Rc1.

My decisive mistake was 39… Ra3, ย I had about 5 minutes left at this time. Keeping the mate threat on g2 was a key to this position. I saw that Nxf6 was losing, my answer was losing as well.

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