Who is getting mated first? · Road to GM, Game 208

I sacrificed a piece for an attack. I wasn’t clear who will get mated first though. Very precise play was needed from both sides.

I had a great position out of the opening. I failed to capitalize on that. I could have forced a further, probably deadly weakening of my opponent’s position. Instead, I slowly allowed him to escape by playing several imprecise, slow moves.

Then he got the initiative and I had to complicate things. I found a very interesting piece sacrifice which led to a double-edged position which I didn’t fully understand. All three results were possible.

Luciani C. (2196) – Tomic S. (1970)
Caro-Kann, Two Knights
Città di Arco Open A 2021, Round 2

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. h3 Bxf3 5. Qxf3 e6 6. d3 Nd7 7. Bd2 Ngf6 8. g3 Qb6 9. Rb1 d4 10. Nd1 Qa6 11. Ra1 Be7 12. Qe2 e5 13. h4 h5 14. Bh3 Rd8 15. O-O Nc5 16. f3 Ncd7 17. Nf2 c5 18. a4 O-O 19. c3 Rfe8 20. cxd4 cxd4 21. b4 Nh7 22. Kh2 Nhf8 23. Rfc1 Rc8 24. Qd1 b6 25. Qb3 Qb7 26. Rc4 Rxc4 27. dxc4 Ng6 28. Nd3 Qc7 29. a5 Rc8 30. axb6 axb6 31. Nb2 Rb8 32. Qa2 Ndf8 33. Qa7 Qd8 34. Nd3 Ne6 35. Bxe6 fxe6 36. Kg2 Qf8 37. Qd7 Qf7 38. Ra6 Rf8 39. Ne1 Nxh4+ 40. gxh4 Qg6+ 41. Kh1 Bxh4 42. Rxb6 Rf6 43. Rb8+ Kh7 44. Qe8 Qg3 45. Qg8+ Kg6 46. Rb7 Qh3+ 47. Kg1 Qg3+ 48. Ng2 Qf2+ 49. Kh1 Qf1+ 50. Kh2 Bg3+ 51. Kh3 Qh1+ 52. Kxg3 h4+ 53. Nxh4+ Kh5 54. Qe8+

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