A painful loss

Jan 23, 2010, 2:39 AM |

Hello everyone,

today I want to share an endgame position that is a clear win for white and I still managed to loose this game. It looked great, two connected passed pawns for me, no passed pawn for him. Indeed it was a mate in 9 moves. Can you spot it? I didn't.



The game continued this way:


Two easy lessons from that:
1.) Sometimes it can be essential on which file the opponent queens. In this case white should have prevented him from queening on the g-file. If he queens the f-file his queen cannot stop the mate threat.
2.) If a queen exchange is bad for you, then don't let it happen.