Originally posted by Shallow Blue
Game 7504469 :-(
Bet it makes you laugh... made me effing cross with myself. Especially my last two moves.
Just basically a single mistake that cost you the game. You got so caught up in what you were doing that you forgot to see if the other guy had any moves. It happens to us all. Call it a learning experience.
44.Qxe4+ Kh8 45.Qa8+ Kh7 46.exf4 should do the trick. Your only weakness (the diagonal) is covered as long as you keep your queen on b7.
The thing though is to know to do all this, you have to see what he was up to coming in advance. Being able to spot that stuff only comes from experience.
Edit: 45.Kh2 seems to hold fine, too. I guess I looked too fast. You wouldn't have to look for an exact defense like that though, if you had prevented the whole counterattack in advance with the moves above.
Sorry ... I should take some time before posting.
Edit 2: I just had a funny thought. These are two levels of thought in chess.
Level 1: How do I get out of the mess I am in? (45.Kh2)
Level 2: How did I get in the mess to begin with? (Move 44 ... although that's debatable since you weren't actually lost until a later blunder)