Analysing My Own Games: Winning a Won Position
Sep 19, 2015, 10:21 PM 0
Winning a won game can be the hardest task. Round 3 of the Thematic Caro Kann went well in converting a win but it could have been so much more difficult if my opponent had put up tough resistance.
Black to Move
I had anticipated only 33. Rexd4 as I had looked at 33. Rdxd4 as dropping a Rook for White.
However, he can take advantage of my lack of defenders with 33. ... Ra1+ 34. Kg2 Rxd4 35. Re8+ Kh7 36. Qxf7 where Black is in big trouble.
Entering a two Rook versus Queen endgame.
I explored 33. ... Qxd4 34. Rxd4 Ra1+ 35. Kh2 Rxd4 36. Qc3 Rad1 37. Qxc6 Rd7
I think I can win White's b-pawn by force after transferring Rooks to the b-file. However, I didn't have confidence in the safety of my King should White advance his Kingside pawns to expose my King.
I'm still undecided if this was the best course to go.
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