This is hard to explain for a proud NCM Vas. Long time control and I fail to see the only potential threat. After 37. Rc7?? Black plays Rb2 and there is no defence against mate on h2. That's a basic mating pattern. My only excuse is having to rush out to do some work right after the game but still, this hurt.
Lesson: always scan the board for your opponent's threats.
Update: I did get my revenge by beating the same opponent with black in 27 moves a week later. I will now play him twice in the playoffs of the league4545 played on ICC.
NCM Vas Sladek
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