I played a game tonight where first I built up a good position:
Here I found the nice move 19.Nd5. I probably could have played it a move or two earlier as well.
Then I wind up with this position:
Here I play 28.e5? I completely missed that 28.Rxf6 is resigns as the rook can’t be taken since it leads to mate. 28…gxf6 29.Qxf6+ Qg7 30.Qxd8+ Qg8 31.Qxg8#
Naturally I saw it during the game after I didn’t play it.
This weighed very heavy on my mind, but I was able to do something which I haven’t always been able to do in the past and continue to grind and try to convert.
I missed a few other winning ideas along the way, but played until this position was reached:
So the result certainly didn’t go the way I wanted it to, but the fact that I continued to press instead of offering a draw out of disgust seems to me like a good sign.
Til Next Time,
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