Why I'll Never Find a Move Like This...
I'll confess - I generally spend less than 30 seconds looking at any given move in any given game. But every once in a while a move will come up that is so critical and where I believe there should be a forcing win. And when that happens I can stare at the board for days. In the game below I took 5 days to make a move, and still didn't get it. In fact, it wasn't even on my list of candidate moves. So sad.
Why not? Because it wasn't a forcing move. It was one of those weirdo moves that only very strong players see. It was almost like a waiting move. I mean, my opponent was so tied up in knots (sorry dude!) that he couldn't improve his position (despite having soundly outplayed me for most of the game).
I get in these kinds of positions particularly when I am in danger of losing the game and go aggro-offensive. I don't know why I can't play like this normally, but anyway, here is the position - see if you can find the winner...
Can you find the best move in the diagram above?
I couldn't :( It was too subtle, too patient.
Below is the game with full annotations by Rybka.