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triangulator 31 ( +1 | -1 )
was this a win for me??? d4 Nf6
2. c4 e6
3. Nc3 Bb4
4. Nf3 d5
5. cxd5 exd5
6. Bg5 O-O
7. e3 h6
8. Bh4 Bf5
9. Be2 Bxc3+
10. bxc3 Nb-d7
11. O-O Re8
12. c4 dxc4
13. Bxc4 Qe7
14. a4 c6
15. a5 b5
16. axb6 e.p. axb6
17. Qb3 b5
18. Be2 g5
19. Bg3 Ne4
20. Rxa8 Rxa8
21. Rc1 Be6
22. Qd1 Bd5
23. Bd3 Ra3
24. Ne1 Ra2
25. Ra1 Rxa1
26. Qxa1 Nxg3
27. hxg3 b4
28. Qa8+ Kg7
29. Qb7 b3
30. Bf5 Qa3
31. e4 Bc4
32. Qxd7 Qc1
33. Qd6 Qxe1+
34. Kh2 Qe2
35. e5 Qh5+
36. Kg1 Qd1+
37. Kh2 white offered a draw, I took cus I saw no immidiate win because of
37.... b2
38.Qf6+, Kf8
39.Qd8+, Kg7
40.Qf6+, Kg8
41.Qd8+ '='
what could I have done instead of b2??
thanks guys-sincerly, jason
gidgiddoni 84 ( +1 | -1 )
You were lucky! I ran your game through Fritz for its analysis.
According to Fritz, the game is a draw by move 34. After 34...Qe2, White can force a draw by perpetual check: 35 Qe5+ Kg8 36 Qe8+ Kg7 etc.

After 35 e5, however, the game is still a draw because Black now has the perpetual (as demonstrated with your 35th and 36th moves).

37...b2, however, is a blunder according to Fritz because it allows the following:
38 Qf6+ Kf8 39 Qxh6+ Ke8 40 Qxc6+ Kf8 etc. - anyway, a long series of moves in which White, through constant checks, eats all of Black's material except for the Queen and the pawns on f7 and b2. White finishes by eating the Bishop with Qxc4 (NOT a check), and now can stop Black's perpetual (...Qh5+; Kg1 Qd1+; Qf1). White's Bishop keeps watch over Black's b pawn, and White's kingside pawn mass marches down the field for the win.

Fortunately, your opponent missed this!

Chuck
gidgiddoni 23 ( +1 | -1 )
Or rather, you were smart! Reading back through your post (sorry, it's late) I see you took the draw on move 37. No, according to Fritz there was no win for Black at that point (outside of a major blunder by White). You done good.

Chuck
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triangulator 1 ( +1 | -1 )
cool thanks man