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1. e4 c5; 2. Nf3 Nc6; 3. c4 Nf6; 4. e5? Ng4; 5. Qe2 Qc7; 6. Nd4 Ngxe5; 7. Nxc6 bxc6; 8. Nc3 e6; 9. f4 Ng6; 10. Qf3 Bd6; 11. g3 0-0; 12. Ne4 Ba6; 13. Nxd6 Qxd6; 14. f5 Ne5; 15. Qf4 Qd4; 16. fxe6 dxe6; 17. Qxd4 cxd4; 18. d3 Bxc4; 19. dxc4

19. ... d3

Sorry to hear the bad news. :-(

The chess lesson could be don't assume everything is as it seems?

No lesson in that...I was sorry to hear about your friends getting separated...that's always hard. Do they have kids? If not then it's not too terribly bad.

The chess lesson is sacrifice for better position. You couldn't really do anything about it. You either take my bishop and wind up where we are now, or you could leave it alone and wind up losing two pawns.

Now it's a race to see if I can make my positional advantage more powerful than your material advantage...

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