This is probably the best CC game I've ever played and I feel like I have learned great dreal from my strong opponent. I got a draw from a 1800 player.
I'm proud of my patient handling of the opening and a logical transformation from middle game to endgame by timely exhanges. (Although some moves I sould have played differently).
My question is about the endgame.
I offered a draw in move 38 because as we'll see later in the drawn?! position
if the black king goes after the passed queen's rook pawn then he will leave the kingside pawns and I will pick up and promote one of my doubled pawns easily. It is interesting that he rejected! even though I had a passed queen rook pawn and he had no chance of counter-attack.
I was not frustrated because I was glad that I could prove him wrong. So the game continued and he played Kf6. I pushed my h pawn, he pushed his and I waited with Ra3. (or Ra2 serves the same purpose). He finally he played Ke6 trying to go queenside as expected and I checked him with Rd3 and at this point he understood that he could not get away from checks (if he did come to say b4 and Rxa5, Rxa5 Kxa5 and Ke5 wins) and escaped back to f6 and I offered another draw and he accepted.
My question is: Did I miss the winning line somewhere? (Should I have played Kf1 followed by e2-d3-c4-b5 etc...starting in move 34, to support the passed pawn?)
Where could I have improved my play to win this one? Please post your opinions. Already much appreciated.