19 November 2012

One Good Move

I played too much blitz yesterday. Any blitz is too much, it seems sometimes. I play blitz because I like it, not because it is good for my game. During the last game of the day, my opponent played some weird stuff against my French and we were in an endgame by move 15. He missed several opportunities to put me away. His last error was when we were down to two pawns each.

After his 43.g5, it is my turn.

Black to move

I played 43...Ke6. 44.gxf6 would have drawn, but my opponent miscalculated the square of the pawn and played 44.g6??. 44...f5+ drove the White king back and made my pawns untouchable. Meanwhile, my king was able to gobble up both pawns.

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