Here is a game that I just played on FICS.
After watching the Katar videos, it helped my sense of ‘tactical justice’ quite a bit.
Another thing that I’ve begun to understand is the important thing is not seeing 3 moves ahead “when you want to”. The important thing is looking 3 moves ahead much more frequently. It’s not always 3 moves, it’s more about not being subjective about it. I mean, one of the big and obvious reasons that a chess program is better than me is, think about it, it looks at all the nasty variations and doesn’t simply pick and choose what it wants to analyze.
Often, there aren’t many nasty variations to look at anyway, but when they come up, don’t simply shut the brain off and grab the pawn. I find that type of chess the most deeply disturbing these days, not saying it’s easy for everyone to resist that habit OTB. Pawn grabbing = ratings plateau, if that consistently becomes a raison de etre.
If you really think about it, sacrificing a pawn at times is like the biblical analogy of “sowing a seed” that becomes a much greater thing at harvest time; i.e., a seed can become a whole plant or tree – compare that to the size of the seed.
I spent just over 12 minutes on that game (another supportive reason for not playing blitz).