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  1. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    07 Aug '18 05:59 / 1 edit
    After the mistake Kxd5 we have the position:



    Now if


    or



    and if



    It's about tactics not "endgames" - and in my case not blindly following a line dreamed up the week before without checking it for zwischenzugs
  2. 08 Aug '18 15:49 / 1 edit
    I think I am getting better. I had a why not going through my head initially and then worked it out on my own lol.

    In my head which I could not do 8 or so years ago.
  3. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    08 Aug '18 19:32
    Originally posted by @eladar
    I think I am getting better. I had a why not going through my head initially and then worked it out on my own lol.

    In my head which I could not do 8 or so years ago.
    I suppose the key position when this had to be seen was when I was contemplating this position a few moves before. Black to move



    I thought returning the exchange and liquidating his annoying central pawn for doubled isolated h pawns with a dead draw was a good way out of an uncomfortable position. So 31. ... Rxe4 32. fxe4 Rxe4+ 33. Kd3 Kxd5?? is the position in the OP. Now 34. Rxh5+ Re5 35. Rxh7 is a draw. I could see all that because it was "the plan" but missed 34. c4+ (as did my opponent) through not quality assuring "the plan". Schoolboy stuff really.