Game 1 download: common themes to learn:
1) back rank mate threats- always consider your King's safety
2) passed pawns can be dangerous, defenders must block them, attackers must push them. In this game the d-pawn was unstoppable.
(1) Rickyplay - NCMVas [B01]
[Vas,Sladek]Keep in mind common themes from this game: king safety by covering back rank mate threats and passed pawns. 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.Bc4 c6 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.d4 Bg4 7.0-0 e6 8.Bg5 Nbd7 9.Re1 Be7 10.Qd3 Bf5 11.Qe2 0-0 12.Rad1 Rfe8 13.Ne5 Nd5 14.Ne4 Bxe4 15.Bxe7 Nxe7 16.Qxe4 Ng6 17.Bd3 Nf6 18.Qe3 Nd5 19.Qh3 Ndf4 20.Qg3 Nxd3 21.Rxd3 Rad8 22.c3 Nxe5 23.Rxe5 f6 24.Rh5 Qxg3 25.Rxg3 There is just one problem. White never took the time to cover back rank mates. 25...e5-+
27. dxe5 is impossible because of mate on d1. [25...e5! 26.dxe5?? Rd1#] 26.Rgh3 h6?! Black can take on exd4 since he has mate on e1 [26...exd4 27.Rxh7?? Re1#] 27.Rg3 Kf7?! [27...exd4 28.Rxh6?? Re1#] 28.Rh4 exd4 Theme: back rank mate 29.h3 This comes late. Always consider your king's safety. 29...d3 Theme: passed pawn. unstoppable in this case 30.Rd4 d2 [30...Rxd4 31.cxd4 Re1+ 32.Kh2 d2 33.Rd3 d1Q-+] 31.Rgd3 Rxd4 [31...Rxd4 32.cxd4 Re1+ 33.Kh2 d1Q-+] 32.Rxd4 Re1+ 33.Kh2 d1Q-+ 0-1