“Choices are the hinges of destiny”
My student shared with pride below end of the game. Do have a look at the line he chose to win it and form an opinion about it. Would you play the same or differently?
The first move I questioned was 36… Rd4. It did not feel the most direct approach to the final assault. My gut feeling was to play as shown below:
The other move I definitely rejected was 38… exf2. Having the opportunity to create two passed pawns on the 2nd and rd rank should never be missed:
So what was in the end your verdict? Which of the above choices matched yours? They all led in the end to victory. We concluded that White had the best chance in the game line until playing the blunder 40. Kf1? … A better move there could have extended the game a while longer. It is important to come up with the correct decision when the clock is ticking.