When 'A Matter Of Technique' Isn't Enough
So let's quickly set the stage...
We're in the finals of a small tournament. I am 0.5 points behind my opponent and so must win with the black pieces in order to claim first place. My opponent and I have the exact same rating and a rather significant prize is up for grabs. To my delight, we end up in an opening that I know well and score handsomely in. I outplay my opponent in the opening, and then further in the midgame. Unfortunately... the endgame is just digusting!