Last Second Checkmate
Baiting out a pawn at the end of battle won the war with only 10 seconds left on my clock, player.
1400+ is my new average rating in Blitz. The last four or five games have been against 1360-1550 rated players. I tripped and lost 3 out of 7. This is the seventh game of that night. It came down to a pawn bait with only a Queen on both sides. At the end, an unforced error from White my opponent - lost the match.
Above is the start of the exchange and below I have pasted in the game. The best way to review the match is in Live Mode.
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In the above game, in exchange for my Black pawn(s) and the clear risk of White edging in it's own pawns to promote - I was able to force White's King around for a checkmate. All the way at the end of the board White is wholly without any power pieces. White's Queen is a little too greedy when a chance comes up to take a distant pawn.
In the next few moves White slipped. Worse, White took a desperate check by not seeing my Queen in position. The important exchanges happened in the final 5% of the 10 minute game.