The time elapsed since the last post just shows me that I have been tied up too closely with work issues.
What chess I played has revealed that I really need to pay attention to tactics, as I miss them far too often.
I reach decent positions, am not sure how to progress ( often my opponent is in the same slippery place ) then miss a tactic and spiral downhill afterwards.
Here's a typical missed opportunity, easy to spot when shown as an exercise, but easy for me to miss with a time-constraint.
|White to play|
The other area is endgames (or maybe its calculation in endgames).
|Black to play|