NCM Vas Sladek- GM Horeeet, lichess.org 2 1 bullet
I'm doing fine here and my passed pawns are starting to roll. But this is bullet chess and I dropped the ball with 1.b7? totally forgetting that the f4 knight is pinned. Almost any King move would have been fine. 1. ...Qxh3+ and it got worse from there.
Lesson: break pins as soon as you can and work on your tactics. Then maybe you'll collect a GM scalp.
Always consider the safety of your King before opening up the position. In the diagram below Black is already in trouble and he opens up more lines to his own King with:
16. ....cxd4?. Then it goes downhill fast.
17. cxd4 Bg7
18. Rc1 Bxe5
19. Bxe5 Rd7
20. Bxh8 Ne4
Lesson: open up lines to the enemy King when you're attacking NOT when your own King is under pressure.
NCM Vas Sladek
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