Greetings players and fellow patzers.
This thread is really aimed on stressing the importance of King safety,
and how the back rank mate threat can easily be forgotten.
The first game i'll show (complete with annotations) is a win with the white pieces,
where black was all out of Luft.
I'll follow that up with an embarrassing loss from a commanding position,
where once again black fails to find Luft.
Here is the first, a recent tournament game:
For the second one, I will just show a FEN diagram
Black to move
Note the Rook and the bishop are both watching c8, and so at the moment there is no threat.
Black should play g6, or even h6, to completely alleviate any threats.
But in the game, I played the very questionable Bd5, which allowed white to play rb8
meaning i was being mated next move.
It wasn't my proudest moment