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  1. 21 Sep '07 05:29
    Game 4040494

    hi guys...did i missed something at the end game...or i messed it up much earlier?
  2. 21 Sep '07 05:55
    I think you are probably winning in the final position, those two passed pawns would be tricky to stop and you have a nice fall back option that even if he does manage to round both them up, you can always sacrifice your rook for the last pawn, safe in the knowledge that the two knights cant force a mate.
  3. 21 Sep '07 05:59 / 6 edits
    I think your last move was a mistake. Your king was fine where it was. You should have pushed your passed pawn. Instead of:
    43. Kg6??
    You should have done:
    43. b5!
    Which would lead to:
    43 ...Nd3
    44. b6, Nb4
    45. b7, Na6
    46. Rc8+, Kg7
    47. b8=Q, Nxb8
    48. Rxb8
    And you have a comfortable endgame.
    Note also that black does not have enough time to move his King towards the c file.

    Edit*
    Also it could be:
    43. b5!, Nf4
    44. b6, Nd5
    45. b7!, Nxc7
    46. b8=Q+, Kg7
    47. Qxc7+
    And you are also winning.
  4. 21 Sep '07 06:11
    Originally posted by typen
    I think your last move was a mistake. Your king was fine where it was. You should have pushed your passed pawn. Instead of:
    43. Kg6??
    You should have done:
    43. b5!
    Which would lead to:
    43 ...Nd3
    44. b6, Nb4
    45. b7, Na6
    46. Rc8+, Kg7
    47. b8=Q, Nxb8
    48. Rxb8
    And you have a comfortable endgame.
    Note also that black does not have enough time to mov ...[text shortened]...
    43. b5!, Nf4
    44. b6, Nd5
    45. b7!, Nxc7
    46. b8=Q+, Kg7
    47. Qxc7+
    And you are also winning.
    44.Nb4 then 45. cxb4! wins outright


    Now you have done some analysis for me, you are right, white is clearly winning.
  5. 21 Sep '07 06:21
    yup...i messed up that one...

    i was pretty much occupied analyzing the right side of the board i had forgotten about my pawns...my bad

    thanks guys!!!
  6. 22 Sep '07 12:49
    You can use this game as an opportunity to improve. One of the main ways that endgames are different then the middle game is that in general you are not looking for mate, but rather trying to force through a pawn promotion. When you have a passed pawn in the endgame, you must answer the question EVERY TURN why should I not just run this pawn up the board and queen. Sometimes there is a way your opponent can blockade the pawn and you need to deal with that first, and sometimes your opponent has a threat that is serious enough that you must respond to it first. But if you chose not to push the passed pawn there must always be a good reason, and if you are not pushing the pawn you should be trying as hard a possible to make moves that will allow you to push the pawn next turn.
  7. 25 Sep '07 14:51
    Originally posted by xtian
    yup...i messed up that one...

    i was pretty much occupied analyzing the right side of the board i had forgotten about my pawns...my bad

    thanks guys!!!
    Your welcome and don't worry about mistakes! I'd rather not have anyone go through my games to see my mistakes because there are soooooo many of them.