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philaretus 62 ( +1 | -1 )
Giving up too soon? [Site "gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=2133437";]
[Date "2004.09.10"]
[White "philaretus"]
[Black "ca091889"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1736"]
[BlackElo "1792"]
[TimeControl "1/259200"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6
6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. O-O Be6 9. Kh1 d5 10. exd5 Nxd5
11. Nxd5 Qxd5 12. Be3 Nd7 13. c4 Qxd1 14. Raxd1 Rc8 15. f4 exf4
16. Rxf4 Ne5 17. Na5 O-O 18. Re4 f6 19. Bd4 Bf5 20. Re3 Bb4
21. Bxe5 fxe5 22. Rxe5 Rce8 0-1

Almost as soon as I'd resigned, I saw that 23. Rxe8 Rxe8 24.Bf3 might have given me some compensation for the lost piece. What do you think? Did I give up too soon?
qistnix 26 ( +1 | -1 )
No, you didn't because 23. Rxe8 Rxe8 24. Bf3 loses a knight with 24... Bxa5. The only thing playable is 23. Rxe8 Rxe8 24. Bh5 g6 25. Nxb7 gxh5 26. Rd8 Rxd8 27. Nxd8 Bd7 which results in a totally lost position. So I don't think you resigned too soon.

Regards, Martin.

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premium_steve 8 ( +1 | -1 )
haha.... you guys are both named martin!
my last name is martin.
qistnix 6 ( +1 | -1 )
LOL I thought you were kidding me untill I saw the driver's license :)