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    CC FIDE Master James Peirce's Avatar
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    Games That Take Longer Than You Think

    We have all been in the situation where we think the game is nearly over but our opponent manages to avoid immediate loss.
    A 5mins+5 secs game below that i thought was over at move 20.(went 40 moves) feel free to suggest improvements for both sides
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    Smothered mate with 22...Qh2+ 23.Nxh2 Ng3# should be an obvious improvement.
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    Note also, the note says "Black resigned" when clearly White did. In the opening, instead of 4... Qxd5, which allows the tempo-gaining 5. Nc3, play 4... Nf6.
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    31...Re1 looks good
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    36...Rxd2 37.Qxd2 and only then 37...Rxh3+!
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    39.Qf5+ with the possible perpetual makes win very problematic.
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