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    Delivering the final blow

    As of late, I seem to be having trouble winning a won game. I don't know why, was wandering if there is any technique in doing so?

    Here is a game, 15 minutes with no additional time, trying to get myself ready for a tournmaent with this time limit, as I always have time trouble

    I was white

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    As you can see, I had a great game and blew it, time did become a factor in the last couple of moves though.

    So any tips?

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    Looks like you were doing fine until you missed 36...Rxf3. Maybe 38.Bc5+ was a better try, with the point being that 38...Bxd1 39.Qxd1+ Qd6 is now not possible. You could have avoided all that stuff by stepping off the g-file and breaking the pin of the g2 pawn, maybe 36.Kh2

    I wouldn't beat yourself up over it too much, it was a very sharp position in a rapid game. Maybe study up on some more tactics.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

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    Thanks Boris. I am currently playing through CT-Art, which I think has helped me already.

    Also I missed 39. Qb5+!. When Fritz showed me that, I thought "Dam!"

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    I haven't looked at your game in detail but my impression is that you tried to attack your opponent with lots of checks when there was no real chance of actually mating him or winning a decisive material advantage. A decisive attack needs preparation so that you have several pieces working together to execute it. CT Art is great for tactical finishes but not so useful for the preparation stage.

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    Thanks for the Annotations Jono. I think I should have played Qh5+, grabbing the g-pawn with check, instead of the way I did it.

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