Last minute disaster
Every example has its counter. Unfortunately, this also holds true for my last story. Another unrated club game. This time I had White and a good opening advantage against a Modern Defense. But let it slip away in the middle game. Then matters turned, advantage went to Black. I defended and things remained ok. After move 50 he blundered, and my game should have been won. Should have. But this time my time management has been bad. I only had a couple of minutes left for the whole game, and the position still was quite complicated. Seven moves later I had to decide attack and let my King be checked (but not mated) or what? A defense that was none! Blunder. More blunders followed, I lost back my rook. Then wild blitzing followed. He missed a mate in 1. I won back a Knight. But my time ran out first. He still had 8 seconds. And this was my last blunder: I must have stopped the clock and claim that his time was not sufficient to win by normal means.
1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.c3 Nh6 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.O-O Bg4 7.h3 Bd7 8.Be3 f6 9.Qb3 Qc8 10.Re1 Nf7 11.Nbd2 O-O 12.Bf4 e5 13.dxe5 dxe5 14.Be3 Be6 15.Bc4 Re8 16.Bxe6 Rxe6 17.a4 Na5 18.Qa2 b6 19.b4 Nb7 20.c4 c5 21.bxc5 Nxc5 22.Qc2 Qc6 23.Red1 Nd6 24.Bxc5 Qxc5 25.Rac1 Bh6 26.Qa2 Qc6 27.c5 Nf7 28.cxb6 Qxb6 29.Rb1 Qa6 30.Nb3 Bf8 31.Rd5 Rb6 32.Rbd1 Rd6 33.Nc5 Qc6 34.Nb3 Rad8 35.Na5 Qc7 36.Qc4 Qb6 37.Nb3 Kg7 38.a5 Qb8 39.a6 Rc8 40.Qa4 Rb6 41.Nbd2 Rc7 42.Qa2 Qc8 43.Ra5 Bb4 44.Ra4 Rcc6 45.Rb1 Rc2 46.Rb2 Rxb2 47.Qxb2 Qc5 48.Qa2 g5 49.Nc4 Rb5 50.Qe2 h5 51.Ra2 Kg6 52.Rc2 Kg7 53.Na3 Qe7 54.Nxb5 Bc5 55.Qc4 Bb6 56.Qd5 g4 57.Nh4 Qb4 58.Nf5+ Kg6 59.Qc4 Qe1+ 60.Qf1 Qxe4 61.hxg4 Qxc2 62.Nh4+ Kg5 63.Nf3+ Kxg4 64.Qe1 e4 65.Nh2+ Kf5 66.Nf1 Ke5 67.Nc3 Bd4 68.Nb5 Bb6 69.Nc3 f5 70.Qa1 Qxf2+ 71.Kh2 Qg1+ 72.Kh3 Ng5+ 73.Kh4 Qh1+ 74.Kxg5 and more wild blitzing that is not recorded 0-1 (time)