Gambit wrote on 04/14/11 at 10:55:48:

**[Event "BDG:Euwe:Zilbermints"]**

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2011.03.31"]

[White Zilbermints]

[Black "FM Eric Schiller"]

[Result "1-0"]

[WhiteElo "1711"]

[BlackElo "2184"]

[TimeControl "1 in 3 days"]

1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nf3 e6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Bd3 Nc6 8.O-O Nxd4 9.Kh1 h6 10.Bf4 Nc6 11.Qe1 O-O 12.Rd1 Bd6 13.Ne5 Nxe5 14.Bxe5 Bxe5 15.Bh7+ Nxh7 16.Rxd8 Rxd8 17.Qxe5 c6 18.Rd1 Rxd1+ 19.Nxd1 Nf6 20.Qc7 Ne4 21.Ne3 f6 22.Nc4 e5 23.Na5 Bf5 24.Nxb7 Rc8 25.Qa5 Kh7 26.h3 h5 27.Kh2 Re8 28.Qxa7 Re7 29.Qb8 Rd7 30.Qe8 Kh6 31.Nd8 Nd6 32.Qg8 h4 33.Nxc6 Nf7 34.Nb4 Ng5 35.Qb3 Rd2 36.Qe3 Rd1 37.c4 Rd4 38.b3 Kg6 39.a4 Ne4 40.Nd5 Ng3 41.Qe1 Bc2 42.a5 1-0

So, playing Ne5 is your improvement over the lines posted by SWJediKnight after 11.Bf4 Bd6 (which this kinda gets to by transposition, though I reckon 11...Bd6 is more accurate as it doesn't allow the combination you played)?

My comments are:

1) 14...Bxe5? is a mistake. 14.Nd5 looks far more suitable to avoid the tactics on the d-file.

2) 15...Kxh7! is a big improvement over 15...Nxh7? Then after 16.Rxd8 black has 16...Bxc3! 17.Qd1 Bb4 and with three pieces for the queen black is probably better.

11.Bf4 Bd6 12.Ne5 looks like a small improvement, but after 12...Nxe5 13.Bxe5 Bd7 I still opine black is at least -/+. The theoretical debate can continue either from 13...Bd7 or, in your game, the queen for three piece exchange after my improvement. No care of practical chances etc - not pertinent, noone cares!

My rating there is currently 1863 but with several winning positions and plenty of other games still playing. So, who knows. We'll see - but we could always have a 'friendly' game.