A blunderful pawn ending

A tactic went wrong early in the game, but I managed to recover my piece, and be just a pawn down. 


But my opponent made some inaccuracies, and I recovered back the pawn. 

I think I erred again, I should have gone Kf1-Ke2-Kd3, instead of Kg2--Kg3[tempo waste?]-f4-Kf3.

Now the resultant pawn ending was losing for me.

Now I spent many days calculating the lines with f3, h3, f4, h4, a3 many times. Everything was losing. If all the pawn moves are over, and it's my turn, I will be the one losing. Maybe I have to analyse this position again with an engine.

Then the thought of Kf4 came to my mind. I ran the line Kf4 Kd5 Ke3 c5 dxc5 Kxc5 Ke4 Kb4 quickly in my mind, and thought that I could have held, but I was wrong.

I was considering resigning here, but then changed my mind. 

Black wastes 2 tempi which costs him the game. 

Now I create a passed pawn. 

Black never queened his pawn, but he would have lost quicker if he did.

The game went,



What I learnt:

  1. Do not resign early, your opponent may have not seen what you did.
  2. One instructive pawn endgame technique - creation of passed pawn. 


  • 4 years ago


    Yes, Bala, patience is greatly important. So don't resign too early! People often blunder even in brilliantly played games.

    I had myself to blunder my queen at the 49th move when equalizing and winning a pawn in the queen ending after losing a pawn in the opening. I simply left my queen attacked by a pawn and moved my own one after a 15-min thinking )) Cheers to the patience of my opponent! Inversely, I had to play a game when I had to give back a piece after a sacrifice, but lost four pawns. My opponent blundered a rook then... Still, 5 pawns + a rook against a pawn + two rooks was losing for me. My opponent was as a storm when attacking in this game... I gave him a Fire On Board trophy after this game. But impatience killed him three times. The second impatient move made his king to go into the mating net. The third one allowed me to checkmate in one instead of in eight, if so, he would have a chance to win by time. He also had a clear advantage in the second game, but lost it just by time.

    He is just the one who inspired me to close my account because I had pity of this Peruvian after winning him and disliked the whole chess game. I may imagine how has he been humiliated by these blunders. I don't like to humiliate people.

    I think that both games are unavailable now as I have closed my previous account. Pity if so.

  • 4 years ago


    Amam Cool

  • 4 years ago


    He should have played h5 immediately after h4. Then it was a sure win. Simple thing.. he didn't spot that breakthrough..

  • 4 years ago


    I followed point number one in my tournament games.. yay... even when it was clearly a loss! 

  • 4 years ago


    nice patience and good handling

  • 4 years ago


    Thank you aunty. 

  • 4 years ago


    very nice analysis. i must appreciate ur patience 

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