Originally posted by JDChess
12 ... Qb6 never occurred to me! thank you. I've been over the game a few times now and it never came to me. I think I was just taking the pawn on b5 because that knight had moved and I could, you know.
Also thanks for the advice on the pawns in front of the king. I have played a lot of chess in my day and that's something I would generally never do but in this situation it really helped keep the pressure on.
No worries. Remember to take your time on key moves. I'm sure if you spent more time you would have found Qb6. I sometimes leave the game and come back to it the next day after a good days rest and find good moves.
Give it a try. With RHP, that is a luxury.