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20.Qb3 is much better than Qa4
Essential Endgame Technique:
I believe that endgame technique is one of the defining characteristics in each skill braket within chess, being able to use advantages considered minor at lower levels of play such as a pawn or 2 in material and cleverly using domination and common tactics such as triangualtion and zugzwang to out play your opponent is the essential key to acending above the 1400 rating "barrier" that I struggled with for months.
Game 1(Using the 1 pawn advantage in a K+5 vs K+4): Wolf_Rayet vs Bigdukesix 1-0
Game 2(Playing for a draw may win you the game): Wolf_Rayet vs. TimBitHauler 1-0
[Includes Draw technique with K+N+P vs. K+R]
[Includes Winning Technique for K+Q vs. K+R]
My last game
This game is interesting
At this game I manage to do a mat over the board
I won it, but I'm sure I could do much better. Check my thinking.
5... Bxc3 looks like a bit of an inaccuracy as the bishop has not been provoked to take the knight. Having doubled pawns on c2 and c3 is usually not a major problem for white. Some alternatives include ... Nf6 and ... e6 where black simply develops.
7... Nxe4 runs into Qd5, which double attacks the f7 pawn and the e4 knight. If the knight retreats to g5, then white can play Bxg5 with a checkmate threat and attack on the queen (removing the defender). Black can simply play Nd6 though and defend the pawn. A continuation may be 7... Nxe4 8. Qd5 Nd6 9. Nxe5 Where white has a lot of pressure on f7, but black can stay calm and play 9... Qf6.
7. Nxe5 Nxe5 8. Qd5 d6 9. Qxe4 and 0-0 seems like another option for white.
After obtaining a material advantage, continue to look for simple moves. 12... Nxe5 is a free piece. White will most likely not have enough material to even consider attacking after move 12.
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