@InnateAluminum #1 Just a quick observation : Instead of 21.Bxe7+ the move 21.Bh7 (threatening Qxg8# checkmate) most probably won immediately. That is also an interesting learning moment in my opinion. Beginning chess players can start to learn that a pin can very annoying, and that their own active pieces should not be traded that easily. By understanding that, and bringing that knowledge and experience into your own game, you can boost your chess skills progress. Two rules of thumb applied here imho : "A pinned piece is a bad defender". and to some lesser extend : "The threat is stronger than the execution".