A blunderful pawn ending

Mar 5, 2013, 11:51 PM |

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.