You always have to find the best continuation, but there are some exercises which may not end in the side to move winning, but merely drawing.
I think this one was pretty sharp; it was against a FIDE Master in 2014. On move 21, I was desperately trying to avoid a queen exchange while still maintaining some initiative -- so I played Re6, where the rook could just be taken by a pawn ... and I left it hanging on that square for 5 moves ... so there was a bit of tactics and calculation involved. Unfortunately, the computer gives Qg6 as an alternative to Re6 :/ I remember that during the game, I actually expected him to play Qd7 rather than Qc8. On Qd7, only Re6 would have worked, as Qg6 would have run into Nd5.
Thanks you for the analysis... 48. f4? was probably a desperation.White had just played 45. h3-h4 and I was rather distressed calculating a lot of losing variations with his king coming in or his knight coming to g5 ... when it suddenly dawned on me that I had a winning shot. Note that the bishop on e5 is x-raying the a1 square and that, if the d3-pawn were gone, I could play d4-d3, put the bishop on c3 and support the advance of my d-pawn – and his rook would have no way of returning to stop the pawn!
So I found 45. ... Rf4+! 46. Kg5 Rxe4! 47. dxe4 d3 48. f4 with a completely winning position:
It wasn't +- either. White wasn't winning in this position because Rf4+ was a serious threat... It would probably have ended in a draw with best play. White could have played 45. Ra2 to defend against my threat, but then I would get my king off the back rank and get it active enough to hold. White could also have tried to rush forward with the king with 45. Kh5, but after 45. ... Rf5+ 46. Ng5 (only move ... 46. Kh6 Bf4+ -+; 46. Kg4 Rf4+ -+) 46. ... Bf6 I would win some material, but White has 47. Ra8+ Kg7 48. Ra7+ with perpetual check.Yeah, from +- straight to -3. It's good lesson though on how to create a passed pawn.
That Rf4+ with tempo made it work.White could have played 45. Ra2 to defend against my threat
No no. I know you can play blindfold!You mean if I can play blindfold?
Yes ... I think a lot of decent players can do that ... with most 2200+ players you can basically analyse your whole game without a board (although you usually still use a board because you want to go really deep sometimes)Did that come with time?
Yes. I actually make quite a lot of draws.Also, can you draw?
No no. You understood it right. Drawing as in drawing pictures. Art.Oh, ok ... by drawing, you actually really inquired about making draws in chess rather than drawing pictures
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