Lost winning position in the most annoying game ever, what should I have done?

kingklutsch

Hi there, I just had a game where I had a winning position but my opponent managed to give me checks all the time and I couldn't make progress. Eventually I lost on time. I regularly lose winning positions due to time just because I don't really know how to make progress in certain positions, but this was the most embarrassing and annoying case so far sad.png 

Unfortunately the computer analysis doesn't show me what I should have done better, because it analyses only the individual moves, which were all kind of "neutral" (ignore the occasional errors or blunders, in general black was shown as winning). But it fails to tell me the strategy I need to apply to make actual progress.

I'm thankful for anyone giving me some tips here! The part where the annoyance begins starts with move 16, and then again at move 34

 

IMBacon

 

IMBacon

A far as what to work on?

Tactics...tactics...tactics.

Learn, and understand the pawn structure, and piece placement of the openings you play.

ghost_of_pushwood

Wow, the German engine calls you a Patzer?! grin.png

ghost_of_pushwood

I'm not sure what the problem is.  So you're getting checked a lot...so what?  You're a rook up.  You have to come up with some way to shelter your king (as indeed you eventually did).

kingklutsch

Yeah, blunder = Patzer in German happy.png Does that mean something in English?

kingklutsch

About the game: Yeah eventually I got my king out of checks. But the same thing started with move 34 again with his rook. I lost because I ran out of time, i am up material but cannot make progress, that's the problem

ghost_of_pushwood

Well, I think that may be more a problem of quick time controls.  I'm glad at least to see that this was a 10-minute game (and that you're not complaining about running out of time in 3-min). happy.png  With more time though it should be fairly obvious what you ought to do in the final position.  Hence 52... Rd2. Now if 53 Re7+ R8d7 protects your remaining pawns (should you need them).  Basically you want to double your rooks on the seventh.  Anytime you can induce your opponent to trade off that last rook, that's fine with you as well.

ghost_of_pushwood
kingklutsch wrote:

Yeah, blunder = Patzer in German  Does that mean something in English?

Yeah = weak player. happy.png  So it's kinda like the thing is nagging at you in English... 

kingklutsch

Well, as long as it does not annotate something like "Rc3 misses mate in 1 like a MORON" I won't complain grin.png

ghost_of_pushwood

lol

NelsonMoore

what should you have done? Played with an increment.