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Game 3: Attacking the Pirc

I present here my third game since returning to chess, played back in 2015.  It features perhaps the most direct attacking ideas that I’ve played since taking chess seriously again.  I had no strategic subtleties in mind here: I sought violence from about move 5 on, and it worked.  I won via miniature in 24 moves.

That said, I played 15 good moves, reached a great position … and then threw it all away with one mistake.  I wasn’t losing, but with accurate play my opponent would have completely neutralized my advantage.

Here’s the position.  What would you play as White?  And you can guess my mistake?  Think it over for a few moments, and then see the full game below.

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