Here is a game that I just played on FICS, a simple win.
There is a point here. I spent a total of 3 min 33 sec on this game, including the increment, and they a little less. Yes, he did drop a piece and I didn’t see it. Useless example, right?
Well, for some reason I just thought of playing ..d6 and ..e5 – does anyone know the name of this opening? – I don’t ever remember playing it before or it even occuring to me, but even before moving my queen from c8, I realized that his c4 pawn would drop if he played Nc3. Yes, he played a lot of bad moves and probably quickly forgot it, but it shows that the game didn’t come down to tactics really as much as having a better sense of the abstract value of what’s going on, and actually looking at RollingPawn’s games recently has even helped me with this. This person has only played a few Standard games, but after 300+ blitz games has a 1496 rating, so they should be able to play some decent chess. Perhaps it’s a typical game on FICS where not much analysis was brought to bear on White’s part, but I know you don’t get to 1496 blitz for playing dumb.
Ah, King’s Indian, it’s been so long since I’ve played one (A45). Goes to show how easy it can be to attack queenside, as castling there should only be done when a player really understands what they are doing, IMHO (just moving the king one more square to safety is an extra tempo, other considerations aside), and it works best in a center-counter sort of opening as Black, where the d-file gets opened.