27…Nd4, This is a mistake because I can trade on d4, then play Rh2. I did see this idea, but wasn’t sure if I should commit a rook(s) to the h-file just yet.
29…Be3?! Played quickly (in my time-pressure), and I instantly sensed it was a mistake, but didn’t see a refutation until right after I move. 30.Qb4! is a no-brainer move, unless you see it a moment too late that is. I thought I had blown my chance here, but I would get more chances to come.
32…Qh6+? Josh said “Wow!” as soon as I replied with the unexpected 33.Rh2.
40.Qd3?! Funny that this would be a natural time-control move. Here I debated between improving, and then trading my queen, versus playing f4, followed by Nh3-g5, pressuring h7 with the rook and knight, and eyeing Ne6. f4, I also observed, traps the bishop onto e3.
40…Kg7?! Protecting the g7 pawn. Now the king is a target for Nh3-g5-e6+ and Rh7 in that line.
41.Qe4? A groveling invitation to trade queens. Soon, the queen will be a target, f4 never happens, and the Be3 thereby also gets out of the trap.
42…Re7 Completely missed this move.
43…Bh6 and missed this move as well.
44.Qxd?? I realized this move may and probably loses, but was in acute time pressure, less than half a minute left. 44.Ng1 is the only move that holds the position, but not so easy to find in time-pressure.
I gave up on my “chess-dreams”/plans too easily in this game. Time-pressure was a big factor.
21…c5? The complexity level given by Stockfish is 1.14/1.19. I’ve never seen it that high before. So, I did seriously contemplate the best line, 21…QxQ, 22.RxQ Bd6, 23.Nd5, but cut it off around here because it’s difficult to visualize the further branching lines in this position as there are so many possible discovery attacks for White, that I didn’t want to try to handle it OTB, and then just blundered instead.
24.Bf4 White can win a pawn with 24.Bxc5!, which I missed. I only expected the move he played.
33…g4. I did consider that 33…Rd8 plan looked strong, but I went for this other plan instead.
40…Rxd3?? I suspected that this was a make-or-break move, that the only move had to be either this one or 40…Rd2!, but had no true idea at that moment how true that observation would be. He was down to 3 minutes, and I to less, and again it’s the dreaded 40th move with no second time-control, and we were both quite tired, I presume for him as well, by this point.
A more well-played game than I had realized it was OTB.