Recently finished this game.
I offered a draw at move 36. It was refused and the following conversation took place at moves 37 and 38:
Me, move 37:
apologies as you are a better player but how is this not a draw? if it were me against a 1300 player I would not know how to make this a Black win. I've looked! How can you win if all I do is hold? Please explain, I will resign. Otherwise accept my draw offer and my salutations sir.
I have a slight point advantage since I am one pawn up on you, so I can probably worm one of my pawns across the board. I can also hope that you will make a mistake and I can claim another pawn which will give me an advantage. The main reason I am not accepting the draw is because the point standing in the tournament is so close between Rookguy and myself. If I take the draw and he beats me then I lose the tournament but if I claim a win then even if he beats me then we push to another round. If it looks like I will draw or win against him I will draw with you but I want to see what his next few moves are before I make that decision.
Me move 38:
fair enough. thanks for that. I intend to do nothing but move my Bishop to guard whichever of my pawns your King attacks I won't move King or pawns again.
I really think that without moving your pawns or king I can still get something across the board but since Rookguy accepted my draw I will accept yours by offering you one now.
Did I miss something here? Could Black have won if all White did was push Bishop around. I realise that his motives were to win tournament and fair enough I salute that but was there really a win here?
Thanks for you help.